Today Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the COVID-19 lockdown and the curfew he enforced last month, religious services, allowing for a reopening of bars and restaurants and schools, as the rate of infections eases in the East African country.
Meanwhile, schools will be allowed to reopen following an Education Ministry calendar. According to the cabinet secretary of education in Kenya Schools are expected to reopen on May 10, but the plan could now be scuttled by the high Covid-19 infection rate.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha in April said the school's calendar will not be affected. He said the reopening date for the third term would be May 10 as had been planned but added that that would be guided by scientific advice.
Upon the reopening of the schools, teachers will check the learner's temperatures and they will be also required to use sanitizers. The possibility of school reopening has been occasioned by advisories that the rate of infection is reducing to the recommended minimum that is safe for learning resumption.
Nonetheless, the ministry of health and education ministries is considering a plan that could see the reopening pushed back by two weeks to give time to the efforts to contain the virus. Therefore, all parents, pupils and teachers should prepare for the forthcoming reopening of the schools in Kenya.
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