Rwanda to conduct thorough assessment to determine when schools will reopen

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An engineer operates a high-tech robot developed by Zora Bots, a Belgium-based company, and donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to the Kanyinya treatment centre that treats coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Kigali, Rwanda May 29, 2020. Picture taken May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana
An engineer operates a high-tech robot developed by Zora Bots, a Belgium-based company, and donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to the Kanyinya treatment centre that treats coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Kigali, Rwanda May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana

Schools in Rwanda will remain closed for a thorough health assessment, which will then determine when and how they shall reopen.

The ruling on schools is one of the latest resolutions passed by a cabinet meeting that was held Friday, August 14 in Kigali.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s office added that: “Remote learning continues to be encouraged and should be strengthened.”

Schools have been shut since Rwanda announced it’s first COVID-19 case in mid March, with government stating schools will likely remain closed until September at the earliest.

Rwanda has recorded 2,293 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of whom 1,604 have already recovered.

Rwanda’s Covid-19 death toll currently stands at 8.

 

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