Johnson directs ministers to reopen schools as COVID-19 cases fall - The Telegraph

Britain's PM Johnson holds virtual coronavirus briefing in London

(Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has directed ministers to ramp up preparations for reopening schools after being told COVID-19 cases in the UK have fallen, The Telegraph reported on Monday.

UK's government chief medical officer, Chris Witty, told Johnson the peak of coronavirus infections passed last week, the report said.

(Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)