More teachers and learners test positive for Covid-19 in North West

The North West Department of Education has registered 44 new cases of Covid-19 from the 62 previously concluded cases earlier in the week which brings the overall number of cases to 106.

The 106 new cases include seven (7) principals, two (2) deputy principals, four (4)non-teaching staff, seven(7) office-based staff, 64 teachers and 22 learners.

Provincial MEC for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela emphasised that schools should follow the standard operating procedures of Covid-19.

“I want to encourage all our officials throughout the department to follow the standard operating procedures whenever they report cases of Covid-19 School Principals should ensure that they keep contact with the local clinic.

“Schools must therefore take steps to circulate information about the disease and its potential transmission within the school community. The Covid-19 cases we have registered shows that the road ahead is long and we need to keep a positive attitude to ensure that we overcome the pandemic”, said MEC Matsemela.

To this far about 11 schools from Dr Kenneth Kaunda, Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati and Bojanala districts have been reopened after being closed due to cases of Covid-19.
The department of Health declared schools safe after they have been decontaminated and disinfected.

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