Schools today reopen for non-examination classes for the long second and final term of 75 teaching days for these classes, without exeat weekends, and with temporary holding and sick bays set up at most boarding schools in anticipation of any positive case.
Schools closed prematurely on June 4 as part of measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Examination classes comprising Grade 7, Form Four and Upper Six opened last week while today all non-examination classes will begin.
Boarders left yesterday, while day scholars will report for classes today.
Ahead of reopening today, parents and guardians accompanied boarders for the four non-examination high school forms to collection points where their schools sent buses.
Some parents could be seen doing last-minute shopping before seeing off their children or getting ready for school runs this morning.
Most parents and guardians said they were happy their children were going back to learn after a long holiday, but at the same time sighed over an increase in school fees and high uniform prices.
Mr Tinashe Dzapasi of Harare said parents were not given enough time to prepare.— Zimpapers