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Coronavirus: no reason to close schools for now, minister says

Robert Jenrick also says England rugby fans planning to attend Six Nations game in Rome should not avoid travel

There is no reason why schools should currently be closing because of fears about the coronavirus, a government minister has said after some shut their doors following travel abroad by staff and pupils.

The housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, also indicated that England rugby fans should still proceed with plans to attend the Six Nations fixture with Italy in Rome on Saturday week despite speculation that it may be cancelled.

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