The Gauteng government on Friday said nearly 2,000 pupils in the province’s public schools had tested positive for COVID-19.
As South Africa is officially in the third wave, concerns are being raised about the danger of schools staying open.
The province’s weekly coronavirus update reported that 1,977 pupils in the province have contracted the virus across more than 2,000 schools.
The increase of cases in schools coincides with a growing rise in infections in the province.
On Thursday, EFF leader Julius Malema demanded that schools be closed within the next seven days or else the party will take matters into their own hands.
The Basic Education Department’s spokesperson Steve Mabona said while there were no plans to shut down schools just yet, the department was monitoring the situation.
“We can confirm that a growing number of children are testing positive in our schools and where it is recommended by the Department of Health for us to close schools, we will do so.”
In other news – You have no respect for your son – Zodwa Wabantu told after flashing her privates in public
Mzansi dancer Zodwa Wabantu is always getting praised by her fans for being real and focused when she posts her revealing pictures. This time one fan has told Zodwa that she does not respect her son.
This comes after Zodwa posted a picture of herself flashing her privates in public with the caption ‘Guys please tell me why I am so special 😝😝😝.’ Learn More