The Department of Education in the North West province has established a Psycho-social Support Committee that will assist families of those infected with Covid-19. The committee will continually extend it’s services to all the infected staff, learners as well as their families.

North West Education Department recorded sixteen more Coronavirus cases. The confirmed cases include nine (9) teachers, one (1) departmental official and six (6) learners. This sums a total of 32 reported cases in the province.

In a statement released today – Saturday – 20 June 2020, the department said all those identified are self- isolating and asymptomatic learners are isolated under parental care.

Contacts of all infected teachers, learners and those of departmental official are being traced.

Affected schools and offices will be closed for decontamination.

The statement says MEC Matsemela sends her warm well-wishes and strength to prevail to all infected.