Schools in Tanzania reopened after three months of closure due to the coronavirus. All other levels of schools are now open again, following the earlier reopening of universities and certain high schools at the beginning of June.
The government on the other hand has issued stringent measures to be followed even as schools are reopening to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus among students.
“As teachers, we are making sure we are following all the guidelines set by our ministry of health in ensuring that we are protecting our students – and ourselves as teachers – against COVID-19.
“For example, we are making sure are all wearing masks and also that we have enough clean water tanks with sanitisers in the school compound.
“We are also making sure that both teachers and students are respecting one metre social distancing in class, so as to avoid any spread in case someone has the coronavirus,” a teacher said.
According to Tanzania’s Prime Minister Kassie Majolica there were 66 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in 10 regions across the country three weeks ago.