COVID-19 continues to plague schools in SA

COVID-19 continues to plague schools in SA

The national Basic Education Department says 204 learners and hostel assistants have tested positive for Coronavirus at a boarding school in the Eastern Cape.

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The Health department has deployed a team of doctors and tracers to the Makaula Senior Secondary School in KwaBhaca. Basic Education spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says the team will be assisting with those who have been affected.

"The confirmed cases were picked up as a result of the stringent measures put in place in all schools to contain the spread of the Coronavirus."

Meanwhile, more schools in KZN have closed this week due to COVID-19 cases. 

Yesterday, parents received letters from Newlands East Secondary informing them that the school will be closed until further notice - after an educator tested positive. 

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Avoca Secondary also shut its doors after a learner contracted the virus. KZN Education Department's Kwazi Mthethwa.

"We conduct screening every morning and whenever any individuals show some symptoms, they are referred to medical workers who may conduct a further examination," he said. 

He says KZN is part of the broader society and the entire country is doing the same so follow health measures prescribed by the department of Health.

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