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School opening delayed by 2 weeks

by Shelton Muchena
22 Jun 2021 at 20:53hrs | Views
Cabinet has today announced that the opening of schools will be delayed by two more weeks. 

No new national lockdown has been declared, but localised lockdowns have been announced for specific locations. 

On schools, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said: "In view of the regional and local upsurge of cases, the nation is informed that Cabinet approved that the reopening of schools and other learning institutions be delayed by 14 days. Government will be monitoring the situation and a review would be made after two weeks."

On localised lockdowns, she announced: "Cabinet further approved the localized lockdown in the following hotspot areas : - in Mashonaland West Karoi; Makonde; Chinhoyi; Mhangura; Chidamwoyo; Magunje; Chirundu; in Bulawayo Nkulumane (Bulawayo); Emakhandeni and Northern Surburbs in Mashonaland Central Mount Darwin and in Masvingo, Chiredzi. The nation is informed that there would be a joint security blitz to enforce the recently promulgated COVID-19 prevention and control measures, especially in the designated hot spots."

Source - Shelton Muchena

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