3 TEACHERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID 19 IN NORTH WEST PROVINCE
The North West Education department confirms that 3 teachers within the province have tested positive for Covid – 19 virus and have been placed under the 14 days self quarantine at home.
The 3 teachers are working in three different schools in the province and were confirmed positive for Covid -19 following not feeling well for some time.
In the North West province teachers reported back to school on Friday, 29 May 2020 and one of the teachers was already not feeling well. The teacher was in a process of applying for the commobidities.
The North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela indicated that the 2 other teachers when learners resumed schooling were already not at school.
“As a department I wish to confirm that there are 3 teachers who have tested positive for Covid – 19 virus in our province. I therefore, wish them to fight for recovery for these teachers including all those people who might have came into contact with them. I want to indicate that, 2 of these teachers when learners returned to school they were already booked off by the doctors. As a department we will continue to provide them with our support whilst they receive medical attention at home” said, MEC Matsemela.
MEC Matsemela further highlighted that they are working very closely with the Department of Health in the province.
The affected 3 schools have been shut down by the Department of Health and the date of reopening will be communicated once they have been disinfected and decontaminated.
The department will continue to work with parents of the affected schools by sending them school work at home.
Issued by the Media Liaison Unit
For more information, please contact:
Department of Education
North West Provincial Government
072 115 4855 or 072 892 8399