Over 300 students Contacts COVID-19 After Namibia Reopened Schools
More than 300 students in Namibia have caught coronavirus since the school’s reopening.
The Ministry of Health states the majority of cases are in boarding schools.
Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula said that safety guidelines should be followed to avoid transmissions in closed areas, such as schools.
Local media documented an outbreak of coronavirus in one of the schools in the Oshikoto district, with the highest number of confirmed cases.
Namibia closed its schools in March because of the pandemic and reopened them in June, citing the absence of local transmissions.
Both teachers and students had to wear masks at all times to avoid the spread of the virus. School administrators were also responsible for maintaining a high standard of hygiene.
Namibia has reported 11,373 cases of coronavirus with 123 deaths so far.