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Coronavirus: Key workers revealed ahead of school shutdown

Friday is the last day at school for most children in England, Scotland and Wales until further notice, in response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic.Schools will close to everyone except vulnerable children, and those with a parent identified as a key worker.A-level and GCSE exams are being cancelled, as well as Scottish highers.More than 65,000 retired doctors and nurses in England and Wales have been asked to return to work in the NHS to help tackle the outbreak.How long could schools be closed?And the chancellor is set to announce a wage subsidy package to try to protect millions of jobs. It has been confirmed that a third patient in Wales with coronavirus has died, taking the total number of deaths in the UK to 145 - wit ...