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Western Australia has reported six new cases of coronavirus – all returned travellers in hotel quarantine. The six – four women and two men aged between 40 and 64 – were all passengers on a flight from Dubai which arrived in Perth on 1 July, and returned positive test results following WA Health screening conducted on day two after their arrival.

All the new cases are returning Western Australians from the metropolitan area.













Teachers and headteachers in England are calling on the government to suspend league tables for schools next year, arguing they are unfair and will place too much pressure on staff and pupils whose routine has been disrupted by lockdown.

It would be meaningless and counterproductive to compare the performance of schools based on tests taken at the end of primary and secondary education next year, the National Education Union (NEU) the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) and the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) have warned.

“The education of the children taking these assessments has already been disrupted by the coronavirus lockdown, and it is likely that there will be further disruption next academic year with children having to self-isolate if they show symptoms of the infection, and the possibility of local lockdowns in response to infection spikes,” said Geoff Barton, general secretary of the ASCL.





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