About 14 North West schools shutdown as teachers and learners continue to test positive for Covid-19

The North West Department of Education and Health authorities vowed to continue shutting down schools where confirmed Coronavirus cases are reported. The department said the schools will reopen after they have been disinfected and decontaminated in accordance to the Department of Health’s recommendations. About 30 new Covid-19 related cases were reported as of Tuesday, 23 June 2020, bringing the total to 62 cases in the province.

These new cases comprise of 22 teachers, six learners, a deputy principal and a non-teaching staff.

Provincial MEC for Education Mmaphefo Matsemelo said Education and Health departments continue to work together to render clinical support to schools.

“We can confirm that there is a total of 62 Covid-19 related cases registered by the department. This means our confirmed cases have increased by 30.
“All our schools are attached to local clinics. Our principals have been trained to isolate individuals displaying malady to a sick bay and nurses are called to attend to the individuals. Again as a department we extend well wishes to all people infected and affected by the virus,” said Matsemela.

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