Uganda, Oct. 15 -- The government last evening relaxed the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and allowed schools with at least 60 per cent of the Covid-19 requirements to reopen today.

Under the new rules, the two must-have requirements for schools are maintaining two-metre social distancing and providing handwashing facilities.

Mr Benson Kule, the Directorate of Education Standards commissioner, confirmed the latest government stance and warned education institutions which hadn't been cleared with a certificate of compliance against reopening.

"Two metres for beds; two metres between seats and the issue of hand washing facilities. Those two are main. If you have 60 per cent but you don't have the two, we don't allow you to open. We d...