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COVID-19: Angola to reopen schools in October

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Learning activities were cancelled in March after the country recorded the first case of COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Angola to reopen schools in October
The academic year will end in March 2021, the Education Minister added.

(African Stand) — Angolan authorities have decided to reopen schools in the country next month after months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to media reports.

“Classes will resume in phases and on alternating days. Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 will resume on October 5,” nation. Africa news website quoted Education Minister Luísa Grilo as saying.

Classes for grades 7 and 8 will resume on Oct. 19, she added.

The class sessions are expected to be divided into two and will go for two-and-half hours for primary schools and three-and-half hours for secondary schools, according to the website.

Meanwhile, Adao de Almeida, the head of the presidential palace, announced that the government will continue observing certain COVID-19 guidelines until Oct. 9 when schools will resume, according to the website.

He noted that more COVID-19 restrictions will be imposed from Sept. 9, adding that everyone in public places will be required to have temperature checks, wear face masks, and observe social distancing.

Since March, Angola has confirmed 3,033 COVID-19 cases, 124 deaths, and 1,215 recoveries.

Written by Wandukwa Henry

Wandukwa Henry is a graduate from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Computer Science and now he is an African Stand correspondent covering the East African region.

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