Schools failing to comply with Covid- 19 regulations face closure

By ZBC Reporter
SCHOOLS that are failing to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols face closure as government tightly monitor cases in learning institutions.
This comes after recent COVID-19 outbreaks at schools in Matabeleland South and Manicaland Provinces.
First it was more than 200 COVID-19 cases recorded at Sacred Heart secondary school in Umzingwane followed by 90 cases at Embakwe High School in Mangwe this Friday and now 122 cases have been recorded at St David’s Bonda High School in Mutasa this Saturday.
Amid this latest trend, government is not leaving anything to chance, with the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro issuing a stern warning to school authorities this Saturday on behalf of the Health Minister, Vice President General (Retired) Dr Constantino Chiwenga.
“Following up on the last Covid-19 lockdown regulations, the government has indicated that those schools who break COVID- 19 regulations will be shutdown, border towns have also with immediate effect been prioritised for vaccination,” said the Deputy Minister.
Zimbabwe is forging ahead with Covid- 19 control and monitoring measures in schools, while the vaccination programme which has seen 276 095 being vaccinated as of this Saturday is underway across the country.