COVID-19: Schools In South Sudan Reopen After One-Year Closure

Students and their parents  are jubilating following an announcement that schools in South Sudan can now re-open on 3 May after a year of closure due to the outbreak of the coronaviris pandemic.

The government says the country is witnessing a “significant decline” in coronavirus cases which has so far infected over 10,000 and killed 114 people.

Learning institutions in the country were closed down in March last year as a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Finalists in primary and secondary schools were allowed to resume classes in October to prepare for national examinations.

South Sudan’s Vice-President for Service Cluster Hussein Abdelbagi Akol said the national task force had revived the data and seen a decline in infections hence the decision to reopen all schools.

Education Minister Awut Deng Acuil said there were recommendations for schools to provide learners and teachers with hand washing facilities, sanitisers and face masks to keep them safe while at school.

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