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Kenya has re-opened its schools after a long break. The education ministry is allowing learners in Grade 4, Standard 8 and Form 4 to go back to school, as parents wait to hear when other classes will resume. “We are back, but the Covid-19 protocols must be followed,” said Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on a tour of schools in Kibra in Nairobi. Schools have been closed since March when the first case of novel coronavirus was confirmed in the country. All schools will be required to strictly adhere to containment protocols and guidelines, among them mandatory use of face masks, monitoring of body temperature and observance of high levels of hygiene.

Grade Four pupils in class at Nyamachaki Primary School in Nyeri on October 12, 2020.

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