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Botswana reopens schools

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Botswana has eased coronavirus lockdown and announced the reopening of schools in the capital Gaborone, according to a government statement.

”All completing classes (standard 7, form 3, and form 5) in public schools within the Greater Gaborone zone” will resume on June 17, Private schools will make their own arrangements on school reopening,” the statement said late Monday.

In his address on Monday the Director of Health Services Dr. Malaki Tshipayagae said that the risks posed by COVID-19 in the zone had decreased.

However, Tshipayagae urged the people to keep following precautionary measures aimed at stopping the spread of the pandemic and avoiding risks of social activities.

The southern country has so far confirmed 60 coronavirus cases, with one death and 24 recoveries, according to government figures.

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