Coronavirus UK LIVE: Deaths hit 43,906 as schools reopening update today and pubs reopen outdoors in Wales from July 13

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EDUCATION Secretary Gavin Williamson will today unveil plans for a full return to the classroom for the beginning of the academic year.

Schools will reopen in September “come what may” even if other parts of society are still shut down, it has been reported.

An increase in the current 15-child limit on class sizes has been signed off by Public Health England.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, a cabinet source said: “Schools will reopen in September, come what may.”

Meanwhile, pubs and restaurants are set to reopen outdoors in Wales from July 13, the Welsh Government has announced.

A phased return for businesses in the hospitality sector, including bars and cafes, will be given the go-ahead as long as coronavirus cases continue to fall in the country.

Wales’ minister for international relations, Baroness Eluned Morgan, will set out the proposal at Thursday’s daily press conference.

Now, the coronavirus death toll in the UK stands at 43,906 and the global toll reaches half a million.

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