Govt Announces Dates For Schools Reopening

The government has announced the dates for the reopening of schools which was delayed by the COVID-19 induced lockdown.

Addressing journalists during a post-Cabinet media briefing in Harare on Wednesday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said schools will reopen on 30 August 2021 for examination classes and on 6 September 2021 for non-examination classes.

Mutsvangwa also said intercity and intracity transportation, which was banned when the government tightened lockdown measures two months ago, will be allowed to transport learners. She said:

Noting with satisfaction the preparations for the resumption of classes in schools, Cabinet is advising that schools will re-open on 30 August 2021 for examination classes, and on 6 September 2021 for non-examination classes.

As such, the inter-city and intra-city transportation for learners will be allowed during school re-opening periods, subject to close monitoring by law enforcement agencies.

She also revealed that restaurants are now allowed to re-open for sit-in patrons who are fully vaccinated subject to the production of vaccination cards and strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, which include wearing face coverings, social distancing and hand sanitising.

Mutsvangwa said the government has so far acquired 13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, out of the 20 million required in order to achieve herd immunity. She said on the advice of scientists, the vaccination programme will be extended to the 14-17 year age group. 

The government will, “in the spirit of regional cooperation and solidarity,… donate 20 000 doses of vaccines to the Government of Namibia”, Mutsvangwa further revealed.

More: Pindula News

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2 comments on “Govt Announces Dates For Schools Reopening

  1. Teachers will not be coming to work because they are all incapicated, underpais and there are no Covid protocols being used at schools.

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