Angola to reopen schools next month

Map of Angola. CGTN

Angolan authorities have agreed to reopen schools from October, after learning institutions in the country were closed to control the spread of COVID-19, Daily Nation has reported.

Learning activities were cancelled in March after the country recorded the first case of the deadly coronavirus.

According to the report, State Minister and Head of presidential palace Adão de Almeida said the country will continue to observe certain COVID-19 guidelines until October 9 when schools will resume.

The minister announced more restrictions will be enforced from September 9 and that everyone in a public place will be required to wear face masks, observe social distance and have temperature checks.

At the same time, the government agreed to resume domestic flights from September 14 and international flights from September 21.

Schools will be required to adhere to certain protocols including testing of all staff for Covid-19 before the resumption of classes.

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