Four Schools Closed Over Water Crisis

The government has temporarily closed four schools in Wedza for health reasons after the schools failed to provide water to students.

The News Day reports that Wedza area was hit by a hailstorm which vandalised electricity poles which in turn affected the pumping of water.

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The development was confirmed by Mashonaland East Provincial Medical Director, Simukai Zizhou who told the publication that the affected schools would re-open once the water systems become functional. He said:

I confirm that we closed four schools in Wedza over health-related issues. The schools will open once power is restored as well as ensuring that the water systems are running smoothly. We only left exam classes that can be managed given the water crisis in the affected schools.

The report comes after violent winds destroyed properties and also killed a number of people over the past week.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological services department has warned that heavy rains were to fall in the country warning citizens to be very alert to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.

More: News Day

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