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Sri Lanka Has Reopened Some Schools That Have Been Closed for More Than a Month

November 23, 2020

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka has reopened some of the thousands of schools that have been closed for more than a month due to a second wave of the coronavirus.

The Education Ministry said that 5,100 of 10,165 state-run schools were reopened Monday.

The government did not reopen schools in the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, where cases are still surging. Schools in areas that are still under lockdown also were not reopened. Schools were reopened only for students in grades 6 to 13.

Sri Lanka closed schools last month when two new clusters — one centered at a garment factory and the other at a fish market — emerged in the Colombo area.

There have been 16,639 confirmed cases from the two clusters. Overall, Sri Lanka has had 20,170 cases, including 87 deaths.

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