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Priority is children’s safety after re-opening schools – Minister Prasanna

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday said that authorities do not have to confine to old circulars but should give priority for schoolchildren’s safety and health after reopening schools during the COVID pandemic.

He said that there is no need of applying old rules and regulations when schools are reopening in a pandemic situation. The Minister urged the principals to act practically by giving priority for the health guidelines.

The Minister was addressing a meeting of principles in the Minuwangoda Educational Zone to discuss the reopening of schools.

Minister Ranatunga said that re-opening the schools in the Minuwangoda Educational Zone under health guidelines will cost Rs.9.5 million.