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The Angolan authorities have agreed to reopen schools since October, following the closure of educational institutions in the country to control the spread of Covid-19. Learning activities were canceled in March after the first case of Covid-19 was rec...

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Angola to Reopen Schools Next Month

Published by: O. Elijah
09/09/2020 04:30 PM

The Angolan authorities have agreed to reopen schools since October, following the closure of educational institutions in the country to control the spread of Covid-19. Learning activities were canceled in March after the first case of Covid-19 was recorded in the country.

State Minister and Head of Presidential Palace Adão de Almeida said that the country will continue to follow certain guidelines of the Covid-19 until October 9 when the schools resume.

 

The Minister announced that further restrictions will be enforced as of 9 September and that everyone in the public place will be required to wear face masks, observe social distances and perform temperature checks.

At the same time , the Government agreed to resume domestic flights on 14 September and international flights on 21 September.

Schools will be required to comply with certain protocols, including testing of all Covid-19 staff prior to the resumption of classes.

"Classes will resume in phases and on alternate days. Grades 9, 10 , 11 and 12 will resume on October 5, ”Education minister Luísa Grilo said during a press conference.

 

Grade 7 and 8 will resume on October 19, she added. The class sessions will be divided into two and will go for two and a half hours for primary schools and three and a half hours for secondary schools.

The academic year will end on March 2021, the Minister of Education added. In the meantime, the church services in Luanda Province are scheduled for resumption on October 19.

Angola reported 3,033 cases of Covid-19, 124 deaths and 1,215 recoveries. Luanda is the epicenter of 1,497 cases and 120 deaths. Officials said the capital will remain closed until October 30.

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