Coronavirus UK LIVE: Death toll tops 34,000 as Gavin Williamson says primary and secondary schools could reopen in June

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THE UK death toll surpassed 34,000 today after 468 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

In England, 181 more people died from Covid-19, a figure which is lower than Friday’s death toll rise of 186.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said secondary schoolkids could join primary pupils and return in just two weeks, in tonight’s Government press briefing.

Mr Williamson also warned unions there is a “consequence” to not reopening schools according to the Government’s guidance following a fiery row between ministers and unions.

But the British Medical Association have warned against schools reopening on June 1 over fears it may be too soon, as they backed teachers opposing the plan.

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