‘Schools abrogating Covid guidelines will be closed’
Written by millennium on April 4, 2021
By NATION REPORTER
SCHOOLS that will give in to laxity over adherence to Covid-19 measures will be closed, Health Minister Jonas Chanda has warned.
Dr Chanda said it was disappointing that tertiary institutions including medical schools were abrogating Covid-19 measures with impunity.
He called on heads of institutions to ensure that Covid-19 guidelines were strictly followed.
“We will not hesitate to close institutions that will float Covid-19 guidelines,” Dr Chanda said.
Dr Chanda said the reduction in case positivity should not be a recipe for poor adherence to the public health guidance.
He observed that as people head into the long Easter weekend, they were likely to participate in a number of social gatherings.
“We wish to remind our people that these congregate settings are a conduit for super spread of Covid-19, as many people attend these events with poor adherence to the public health guidance.
“Be a brother’s and a sister’s keeper by ensuring adherence to the simple yet effective five golden rules, be it as an individual, family, business owner, religious leader or host of a congregate setting,” Dr Chanda said during the Covid-19 situation update yesterday.
He urged citizens to mask up correctly and consistently, maintain physical distance, wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitiser among other measures.