By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Government has postponed the opening of schools for the second term by two weeks.
This is part of efforts to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus, amid fears of a third wave of Covid-19.
Zimbabwe has in the past days recorded a surge in confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Cities like Kariba, Karoi and Kwekwe have been put under a localised lockdown.
Minister of Information and Publicty, Monica Mutsvangwa confirmed the school’s opening date postponement in a post cabinet briefing held Tuesday in Harare.
“The Nation is informed that Cabinet has approved that the re-opening of schools and other learning institutions be delayed by 14 days,” she said.
After the two weeks a review will be conducted to determine the opening of schools which had been set for the 28th of June.
“Government will be monitoring the situation and a review will be made after 2 weeks,” she said.
Due to the postponement learning institutions are now likely to open on the 13th of July.
Schools opening delayed by two weeks