Students of Anderson High School in Gweru during a prayer service (FILE PHOTO)

Govt says schools to re-open on 30 August

GOVERNMENT has announced that schools for the second term will open next week while restaurants now can reopen for vaccinated sit-in patrons only.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Nick Mangwana revealed that Cabinet agreed that schools will be open for examination classes on 30 August.

“Cabinet is advising that schools will re-open on 30 August 2021 for examination classes and 6 September 2021 for non-examination classes.

“Intercity and intercity transportation for learners will be allowed during the re-opening of schools periods, subsections to monitoring by law enforcement agencies,” wrote Mangwana on Twitter.

On the reopening of restaurants for sit-in patrons, Mr Mangwana wrote; “Restaurants are allowed to re-open for sit-in patrons who are fully vaccinated upon production of vaccination cards and strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.”

On Tuesday government announced the extension of the modified level four national lockdown by a further two weeks. □

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