As some African countries set to reopen their schools, Senegal has to halt it earlier plans to commence classroom work amidst the pandemic. This immediate response is coming as a teacher in Senegal test positive to the coronavirus.

Despite the increasing number of confirmed cases in Africa, countries such as Ivory Coast, Cameroun and Burkina Faso has reopened its schools for learning. Ghana is looking forward to joining this number by June 15.

The government of Senegal who had earlier presumed that schools will reopen on June 2, has withdrawn its statement. Reports gathered revealed that several teachers have tested positive for the coronavirus on June 1.

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The Senegalese government are yet to reveal the number of teachers tested.

Senegal has recorded 3,739 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, with 43 deaths.

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