NW schools report 44 new Covid-19 infections

NW schools report 44 new Covid-19 infections

The Department of Education in North West has confirmed 44 additional cases of Covid-19 at schools around the province.

matric pupils in class schools reopening
Sinethemba Madolo

The latest bout of infections takes the total amount of infections, since the return of grade 7 and matric pupils, to 106.

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National schools reopened in June after they were closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The confirmed cases include 11 non-teaching staff, 73 teachers and 22 pupils.

North West Education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela has urged schools to continue following the set protocols in the event of a positive case.

“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.”

Grades R, 3, 6, 10 and 11 pupils are expected to return to school on July 6.

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