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He added: “So the reason that is important to lay out is the chances of children catching covid and then getting long-term serious problems as a result of it, solely due to going to school are incredibly small.

“They’re not zero, but they’re incredibly small.

“The chances of many children being damaged by not going to school are incredibly clear and therefore the balance of risk is very strongly in favour of children going to school because many more are likely to be harmed by not going than harmed by going, even during this pandemic.”

Professor Whitty is joined by the chief medical officers and deputy chief medical officers for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in saying children should return to school during the pandemic.

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