Schools to Reopen in September

Malawi's President, Dr Lazarus Chakwera

By Blessings Mtika

President Lazarus Chakwera has hinted on the possibility of schools resuming early September upon assessment that they meet Covid-19 set safety standards.

Chakwera announced through his weekly radio address where he said as a part of the restoration of social order and economy recovery, assessment to check if schools can open, will start.

“We will start assessing the readiness of each school this coming week so that the schools that meet the set Covid-19 safety standards can reopen in early September”, said Chakwera.

Chakwera further disclosed measures are also being put in place regarding plans to reopen Kamuzu international airport as also another way the economy recovery.

“Passengers arriving from abroad will need to have a certificate showing that they had been tested no more than ten days prior, be tested again on arrival and be transported to designated hotels for 48 hours of self-isolation”,  He said

Former President Peter Mutharika declared the closure of schools on 19th march, 2020 as a precautionary measure due to the corona virus pandemic outbreak.


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