Minister: We have spent $570,000 on COVID-19 prevention in schools


Sri Lanka has spent around $570,000 on COVID-19 precautionary measures in schools around the country, state media reported on Monday.

The Minister of Education, Gamini Peiris, said this in Colombo. Peiris was quoted in state-owned Daily News as saying that sets of equipment have been provided to schools in order to protect the health of children ahead of classes restarting in the New Year.

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He said that schools would be reopened in isolated areas on Jan. 11 following consultation with health officials.

The minister said that teachers and ministry officials would meet between Jan. 4 to 11 to discuss the implementation of health and safety protocols.

So far, Sri Lanka had recorded 44,774 cases, 213 deaths and 37,252 recovered.

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