The school where its principal tested positive for Covid-19 will not reopen on Monday. According to the statement released by the North West Department of Education, on Monday, 01 June 2020, the school principal reported that he was not feeling well and decided to see a doctor. On arrival the doctor suggested a test for COVID-19 since the school principal was showing symptoms.

The results confirmed the positive status on Tuesday, 02 June 2020 and immediately the principal was subjected to a 14 days self quarantine.

Spokesperson for the department, Ellias Malindi, said the department will not disclose more information about the principal and the school. He said The school will not be opened until all necessary investigations have been concluded.

The North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela said she was shocked by the news.

“As the department we are very much shocked to learn about these news. We are working with the Department of Health who have advised us to close the school with immediate effect. We will be rely on their expert advice throughout this period,” said Matsemela.