South Africa: North West Education On Coronavirus COVID-19 Update On 23 Jun

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NW Department of Education confirms 30 new cases of Covid-19

The North West Department of Education confirms 30 new Covid-19 related cases as of Tuesday, 23 June 2020, bringing the total to 62 cases.

These cases comprise of 22 teachers, 6 learners, a deputy principal and a non-teaching staff.

Provincial MEC for Education Mmaphefo Matsemelo says 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 MEC Matsemela.

To date, 14 schools have been shut down in the province and will reopen after they have been disinfected and decontaminated in accordance to the Department of Health's recommendations.

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