All elementary schools in London are due to remain closed to students until at least January 18, according to reports released this evening (January 1st).
In a U-turn by the Ministry of Education, the new term of office in main buildings will be postponed by at least a fortnight.
The announcement reported by MirrorOnline, comes three days before the start of the new term.
The government has reportedly been quick to change policy in response to protests by teachers worried about their health.
There is also legal pressure from London councils, according to MirrorOnline.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: “The government has finally made sense and has turned.
“All primary schools across London are treated equally.
“This is the right decision – and I would like to thank Minister of Education Nick Gibb for our constructive discussions over the past two days.”
The Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that elementary schools in 23 of London’s 32 boroughs would close due to alarmingly high levels Coronavirus Infection rates.
The list left out several areas, including Haringey, where fall rates were high, and caused trouble in counties like Greenwich
His attempt to close schools two weeks ago was thwarted by threats of legal action.
Areas like Greenwich were instructed to keep schools open while others hundreds of yards away could close.