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Govt Says It Contained The Spread Of COVID-19 In Schools

Govt Says It Contained The Spread Of COVID-19 In Schools

The Government said it has managed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in schools as the 2022 first term ended this Thursday.

Previously, local health experts have argued against the opening of schools in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic saying schools may become superspreaders.

But Primary and Secondary Education ministry spokesperson Taungana Ndoro said the ministry drew lessons from last term when hundreds of learners contracted COVID-19.

A number of schools, in particular boarding schools, including universities and colleges, were forced to close as new infections soared. Said Ndoro:

We have improved well from the previous state of affairs in schools regarding COVID-19 management.

Active cases never went above 1 000 and many of these cases were asymptomatic.

The recently started vaccination blitz has also aided us in ensuring the disease is managed in schools.

However, teachers’ unions disputed Ndoro’s assertion, arguing that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education failed to support schools.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe president Takavafira Zhou said:

Schools had to depend on well-wishers and former old students’ associations for reprieve.

It is clear there was a need for a broad intervention policy more crafted in practical intervention.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union president Obert Masaraure said:

The government once again left our learners and teachers exposed to the pandemic.

The new strains of COVID-19 seem to be less virulent and that is the only reason why schools were not forced to close.

More: NewsDay


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8 Comments

Anderson 1 month ago

Indeed the corona virus was managed


Da Truth 1 month ago

To tell the truth I hate Zanupf but since I was born I have never came across a person like comrade lovers in Zanupf .Bcz I Kno kuti Zanupf ndeye Hondo nrchifinhu listen to Ed ,s speech .He makes more enemies in every rally he addresses.His arrogance and pompousness make him a Trump candidate who ruled 1 single term .In politics you have to know where to draw the line.


Comrade Lovers 1 month ago

We have some comrades like Vybz Kartel. We apreciate you nekuda Zanu pf and trying to sell our ideas. But as we are heading for elections please musafinhura vanhu we need them to join our party willingly. Pauri ipapo defines kuti uri munhu akaitasey and how you respond. Gwara remusangano harina chifinhu mukati. We just hope that guys mutiregerere. We are also victims of bad governance and incompetence dze government. But we are saying CCC as vibrant as they seem idea of looking West and kutemba nevanhu thats not it... We appreciate foreign policies but we should close our gates first and lets see wo enters and who stays outside. If you join Zanu pf you will also help us move forwad. Lets disregard idea yekuti hauna kurwa hondo as if anyone was born before 1980 or violence. Lets join Zanu pf and elect the leaders we want from there. tobudirira


Gushungo 1 month ago

Good night. Size dzako, vana Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri varara kare.

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

I agree that coronavirus pandemic was well managed by all stakeholders, puplis, parents, teachers and government. Please keep it like that.


Beegee 1 month ago

Tipeyiwo ma results ayo please

1).Benfica 1 Liverpool 3

2). Villarreal vs Bayern Munich

3). Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid

4). Chelsea v Real Madrid

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VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

ungade urumende yakasvonaka kupfura apa unga iwanepi. Kana une nharo enda uno bika doro



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