What the papers say – August 24

A return to the classroom leads many of Monday’s papers as Boris Johnson said it was “vitally important” for class-based learning to resume.

The Times leads on a report that teachers are “far more likely” to transmit coronavirus than pupils and quotes figures suggesting there were 30 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools during June.

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The Daily Telegraph leads on Mr Johnson’s “plea”, with the PM saying keeping children at home will damage their life chances.

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The Guardian writes Mr Johnson has tried to “reassert his grip” over education with his plea to parents.

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The i also carries Mr Johnson’s request, while the Daily Mirror calls it a “plea”.

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Reports that Donald Trump is looking to fast-track an experimental Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University lead the Financial Times.

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Metro runs with reports police were forced to break up more than 100 mass gatherings across the country.

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The Daily Mail writes that a hospital trust has been accused of covering up suspicious baby deaths.

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The Daily Express reports on the BBC “facing a backlash” over the dropping of Land of Hope and Glory from the Proms.

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And the Daily Star says “angry seagulls” are a problem at the I’m A Celeb castle.

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