‘Schools abrogating Covid guidelines will be closed’

Written by 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.


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