Uganda President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has announced that all schools need to be closed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
His remarks come when the number of fellow African countries that have recorded cases of the virus is rapidly increasing. Posting on Twitter on Wednesday, Museveni said:
It is wise that we close the schools (Pre-primary, Primary, Secondary, University, and Tertiary) starting Friday at midday. The closure is only temporary and will take one month. We should do this to deny coronavirus a chance.
Meanwhile, the President of Zimbabwe who declared the coronavirus a national disaster on Tuesday said that since (Primary and Secondary) schools are only two weeks away from the end of the term, they will remain open.
This has attracted the wrath of stakeholders including the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe which described the decision as illogical and a gamble with teachers’ and pupils’ lives as the virus can spread within the few days left.
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