Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Paul Mavima has revealed that two teachers succumbed to the Covid-19 since the opening of schools in March.
Addressing the National Social Security (NASSA) pensioners’ representatives during an engagement forum held in Gweru on Thursday, Mavima said two teachers died of Covid -19 while no pupil has died of the deadly disease since the reopening of schools this term across the country.
”Schools had to open at some time and so the State relaxed Covid-19 lockdown measures and regulations. One or two teachers lost their life’s due to this virus but we are gad that we haven’t lost a child in the school environment.” He said.
He added that, Government is doing their best in order to curb the spread of Covid-19.
”We can’t celebrate the loss of lives because the lives matter but the Government is doing all it can to mitigate against the spread of the virus in and outside schools.”Mavima said.
He urged everyone to observe measures put in place to protect the learners and teachers in schools as the winter season is fast approaching.
Schools opened for the first term on 15 March 2021.