The government has announced the dates for the reopening of schools which was delayed by the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
Addressing journalists during a post-Cabinet media briefing in Harare on Wednesday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said schools will reopen on 30 August 2021 for examination classes and on 6 September 2021 for non-examination classes.
Mutsvangwa also said intercity and intracity transportation, which was banned when the government tightened lockdown measures two months ago, will be allowed to transport learners. She said:
“Schools will re-open on 30 August 2021 for examination classes and on 6 September 2021 for non-examination classes. Intercity and intracity transportation for learners will be allowed during this period.”
She also revealed that restaurants are now allowed to re-open for sit-in patrons who are fully vaccinated subject to the production of vaccination cards and strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, which include wearing face coverings, social distancing and hand sanitising.