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Boarding schools disinfected: Govt

Health officials wearing protective gear as they spray disinfectant to help reduce the spread of the new coronavirus in a class at a high school in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said that all boarding schools used as quarantine centres have been disinfected and are safe to readmit pupils.

Mutsvangwa said this while responding to Harare Senator Omega Hungwe (ZANU PF) who had asked if boarding schools that were used as quarantine centres were safe for learners during the Question and Answer session in Senate on Thursday. Said Mutsvangwa:

All the schools were disinfected because as Government we are equally concerned with the safety of children.

To that end, the Government has mobilised $600 million for the procurement of personal protective equipment for pupils ahead of the opening of schools.

The lives of our pupils are very important and no one should be exposed to the disease hence we took those measures.

The government announced recently that schools will reopen for Grade Sevens, Forms Four and Six on September 28 ahead of public examinations which are scheduled to commence on December 1.-Pindula

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