113 new COVID-19 cases in KZN schools

113 new COVID-19 cases in KZN schools

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the number of COVID-19 cases in the province's schools is a reflection of the infection rates of communities in which they operate. 

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This as there has been an increase in the number of infected teachers, learners and support staff over the past seven days. 

During a briefing on Sunday, Zikalala said two weeks back, 74 cases were reported - 57 were teachers and 13 learners. 

He says last week school cases have increased to 187 - of which 139 are teachers, and 37 are learners.

"Since schools re-opened, we have seen an increase in the number of confirmed positive cases involving teachers, learners and support staff alike. Umgungundlovu District leads in terms of the number of infected teachers.

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"We are expecting that schools will be opening, additional Grades will be coming back on 6 July. 

"We are getting ready with the Department of Education - having prepared teachers ad we will be preparing learners who will be coming back and ensure that orientation takes place."


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