Government bans learner movement during Easter

by | Mar 31, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Alex Samanyanga

As prevention measures to reduce risk of Covid-19 infections, Government has ordered boarding school children not to travel during the coming Easter holiday

Speaking at the Post-Cabinet meeting yesterday, Minister of Information,Publicity and Broadcasting services Honourable Monica Mutsvangwa said learners must stay at their respective schools and avoid unnecessary movements.

“Cabinet further agreed that boarding school students should not travel to their homes for the Easter holidays as part of the strategy to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The learners should stay at their respective schools, given the congestion anticipated on public transport during holidays,” Minister Mutsvangwa said.

This measures will be welcomed by most parents who have been under pressure to provide for food and school fees for their children.

Zimbabwe has been on lockdown for a year. Most businesses were affected and parents were not working.

Traditionally, children would come back home for holiday as they celebrated as family the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The burden would be on the parents to provide transport and food for them.

Mr Chipandu a parent at Chindunduma High school in Madziwa, welcomed the Government decision and said as a parent he was worried for his children with the growing talk of a possible third Covid-19 wave.
Zimbabwe was hit hard by the Covid-19 virus second wave during the last Christmas holiday after it opened its borders for human traffic.

According to the latest Ministry of Health and Child Care sitrep Zimbabwe’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stand at 36 805, with 34 572 recoveries and 1 518 deaths.

The recovery rate stands at 94 percent, with 35 081 cases being attributed to
local transmission. Active cases are at 715.