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Lungu announces reopening of examination classes

Filed under: Education,Health & Nutrition,Latest News |

President Edgar Lungu has relaxed a number of measures that were put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Among the steps he took, include the opening of exam classes set to commence on June 1, 2020.

President Lungu has also announced the opening of business for some key sectors of the economy after a two long months break.

In his address to the Nation on the measures his administration was making on COVID-19, President Lungu expressed worry that if schools remain closed, it may lead to moral decay.

He pointed out that Examination classes at primary and secondary levels must commence on 1st June and observe public health regulations and guidelines.

President Lungu ordered line ministries to look at what could be done to reopen higher learning institutions such as Colleges and Universities.

Key highlights from the Presidential address:

  • 14 cases have been recorded in last 24 hours
  • The pandemic can get worse for Zambia
  • We need to embrace the “New Normal”
  • The impact of the COVID-19 may plunge our economy in a way never seen before
  • Restaurants can revert to their normal operations while observing public health regulations.
  • Casinos, gyms & cinemas have been reopened and asked to observe public health regulations.
  • measures will be reviewed within 7-14 days subject to the dynamics of the pandemic
  • Bars and taverns remain closed and they may be considered for opening depending on how the measures announced today will go in next 7-14 days.
  • President concerned that if schools remain closed, it may lead to moral decay
  • Examination classes at primary and secondary levels to reopen on 1st June and adhere to public health regulations.
  • Relevant ministers asked to plan how other classes, colleges and universities can reopen in the near future
  • President thankful to all front line workers as the real heroes of this war as well as coop partners and private sector
  • Provincial ministers asked to take lead in coordination of the multi sectoral response to the COVID-19 war
  • COVID-19 is an opportunity for citizens to become more self reliant by embracing ventures such as agric, IT, aqua culture etc
  • The new normal is here and it means living with the COVID-19.

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