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Mon, 11 May 2020 16:51 - Updated Tue, 12 May 2020 09:52

Covid-19: SADC establishes back to school rules

Luanda - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States who want to reopen the educational establishments should establish the minimal and basic requirement of prevention including the availability of hygiene, water and sanitation.

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This is one of the recommendations from the organization report that ANGOP had access Sunday appealing the members who want to reopen the school classes to have hygiene and screening products as well as to add the teaching staff to ease the school rooms. 

The mandatory use of masks, the hygiene and disinfection of the school rooms and common areas having social distance inside the school rooms and in the school bus, are also part of the organization recommendation.

Regarding to this situation, Angola has suspended school classes since last March in the framework of the first Provisional Legislative Presidential Decree reinforced on 25 April with the first Decree of the national State of Emergency in the country history.

However, SADC exhorts the Member States to intensify the mass testing to find as many cases as possible.

Found in 1992, SADC is an organization created and supported by the Southern African countries aiming to promote the socioeconomic, political and security cooperation at the level of its members as well as to foster the regional integration to reach peace, stability and wealth.

Angola, Botswana, Union of Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are part of this 16-Member States regional bloc.

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