Staff Reporter – The Zimbabwe Daily

Pemba, Mozambique – Mozambique will on the 27th of this month reopen 171 schools for grade 12 learners and 19 teachers’ training institutions.

The government and UNICEF have been working hand in glove in making sure the schools and institutions are ready to welcome back students.

“UNICEF has supported the training of 73 community health workers on COVID-1 and continuity of services benefiting 15 000 children under the age of 5 years.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for health care workers donated by UNICEF has been dispatched by the Ministry of Health (MoH) to all provinces.

Moreover, approximately 8 million people have been reached by 111 community radios supported by UNICEF with COVID-19 preventive measures,” read a statement from UNICEF.

To date, Mozambique has recorded 1 071 COVID-19 cases and 6 COVID-19 fatalities. Local markets have been identified as areas with a high risk of contamination and the country is undertaking markets re-qualification exercise in order to ensure physical distance between sellers and buyers as part of the COVI-19 pandemic prevention strategy.