Manchester and Sheffield lead way with at least 5,000 confirmed cases among UK students and staff
- Coronavirus – latest updates
- See all our coronavirus coverage
Efforts to reopen universities in the midst of the pandemic appeared to be unravelling tonight, as three of the country’s largest universities called a halt to face-to-face teaching.
More than 80 universities in the UK have reported at least 5,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among students and staff, including more than 1,000 at the University of Manchester, which announced that it was suspending in-person teaching.