Learning in primary and secondary schools resumed today in Malawi’s two major cities following a cholera outbreak that killed hundreds of people.
Schools in the capital, Lilongwe, and the commercial hub, Blantyre, had remained closed for at least two weeks after the Christmas holidays.
The cholera outbreak began in March last year and has so far killed more than 750 people and Infections are reportedly still high in Lilongwe and Blantyre.
Health Minister Khumbize Chiponda said schools now have access to safe water and improved sanitation facilities, which will go a long way in reducing infections reported in schools.
The minister was optimistic that infections in schools would decrease due to improved sanitation facilities.