NOUAKCHOTT, 31 December 2020 – The reopening of schools in Mauritania has, again, been postponed as public health officials struggle to get a handle on rising CVOID-19 infections.

Mauritania: School Reopening Postponed

The postponement was announced Wednesday as one of the resolutions adopted during a special cabinet meeting of the government chaired by Mauritanian President M. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El-Ghazouani.

Initially scheduled for 4 January 2021, schools will open a week later, on 11 January 2021.

Mauritania has recorded a total of 14,364 COVID 19 cases since the outbreak of the virus.

No fewer than 347 people have died from COVID while 11,380 people have recovered fully from the virus.

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