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June 28, 2021

STAFF REPORTER

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New COVID-19 cases shut schools down

New COVID-19 cases shut schools down

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THE new surge in COVID-19 infections in primary and high schools located in both Leribe and Maseru has forced the government to close all schools across the country three days earlier than the official closing time for the winter break.

This was announced by the Minister of Education and Training, 'Mamookho Phiri in her official statement delivered on state owned Lesotho Television (LTV) on Saturday night.
She said all the schools from pre-schools, primary to high schools will be closed effective from Monday until August 1.

“The early closure of schools has been influenced by the current new COVID-19 infections which started in Leribe and spread to Maseru.”

Mrs Phiri said as a precautionary measure, the ministry has decided to close the schools, in order to protect the learners from further being exposed to the pandemic.

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She appealed to the parents to ensure that during the school break, their children remain safe by following the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols.
She further appealed to the parents to ensure that the children stay indoors and wear their masks whenever they go outdoors.

Lesotho like the rest of the world has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with over 11 000 reported cases and 300 related deaths. LeNA

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