The executive director in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp has cautioned that any further delay in the reopening of schools will be detrimental to the country. The Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) reports that while speaking at the COVID-19 Communication Centre on Monday, Steenkamp said school closures will have unintended consequences on learners. A national closure of schools should therefore be the last resort if there is strong evidence of community transmissions, Steenkamp said, adding that if there are sporadic outbreaks, attention will be given to the specific school by the key ministries. Teachers Union of Namibia secretary general Mahongora Kavihuha however, disagreed with the opinions of the ED saying what will be detrimental is the exposure of learners to a community that is already contaminated with the virus.