KZN Education: No schools closed due to COVID-19

KZN Education: No schools closed due to COVID-19

The KZN Department of Education says no schools have been closed in Durban due to COVID-19 fears.

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This after a Phoenix school-issued out a letter to parents yesterday  requesting them to take their children home. It is understood this happened after a staff member was asked to self-isolate after returning from an international trip.

Departmental spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi says if a case is detected at a school, they will follow guidelines from the Health Department.

"We do not want a situation where people spread fake news and creating panic, especially during times of examination", he said.

"This would create a scenario where parents panic and pick up children from school. It would be chaos" ,Mahlambi said. 

The Phoenix school is expected to be open on Monday.

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