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Schools opening decision this week

by Staff reporter
20 Jun 2021 at 07:19hrs | Views
THE National Taskforce on Covid-19 will meet early this week to deliberate on schools opening ahead of the second term, which is scheduled to begin next week.

The committee is expected to 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, Dr Agnes Mahomva, told our Bulawayo Bureau that a final decision will be made this week.

"We are looking into it. You are aware there is a taskforce that is always guided by science.

"We look at data on the ground and we make decisions based on that data. This taskforce meets every Monday and Cabinet sits every Tuesday. You will definitely hear from that process," she said.

An upsurge in Covid-19 cases has forced the Government to introduce stricter lockdown regulations, while some districts that have recorded increased transmissions have been placed under localised hard lockdowns.

Kwekwe, Karoi and Makonde, among other districts, have recently been placed under localised lockdowns following a spike in cases.

There are concerns reopening schools could lead to an increase in transmissions.

Teacher unions have called on the Government to roll out mass testing at schools ahead of reopening.

Source - sundaymail

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