Schools Reopening Deferred By Another Two Weeks

The government has postponed the reopening of schools for the second term by a further two weeks as a result of rising coronavirus infections and deaths linked to the virus. This was announced by the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa during a post-Cabinet media briefing in Harare on Tuesday afternoon. Schools were scheduled to open on 28 June for the second term but an increase in coronavirus infections forced Government to postpone face-to-face learning. This was the second time this year for the government to postpone…

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‘Opening schools suicidal’

TEACHERS unions and school heads yesterday warned that it would be “suicidal” for government to allow schools to reopen for the second term next week at a time when the country is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections, putting learners and teachers at risk of contracting the virus. Zimbabwe is in the throes of the third wave of COVID-19 infections, with new cases and deaths rising sharply in a fortnight, forcing government to impose localised lockdowns in Kwekwe, Hurungwe, Karoi and Kariba where the Indian variant was detected. On Sunday,…

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Schools Opening Decision This Week

A decision on whether to open schools for the second term on 28 June will be made this week, a senior government official has said. The National Taskforce on COVID-19 will meet early this week to deliberate on schools opening and then forward its recommendations to Cabinet. Chief co-ordinator of the National Response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Agnes Mahomva, told State media that a final decision will be made this week. She said: We are looking into it. You are aware there…

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