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Dept closes Technical High School after 8 test positive for Covid

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The Northern Cape Department of Education has closed Kimberley Technical High School with immediate effect to disinfect the school following 8 positive Covid-19 cases reported during this week.

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THE NORTHERN Cape Department of Education has closed Kimberley Technical High School with immediate effect to disinfect the school following 8 positive Covid-19 cases reported during this week.

Concerns were raised by staff members regarding the increase in Covid-19 cases at the school.

Spokesperson for the Department of Education, Lehuma Ntuane said the school closed in order to take the necessary precautionary measures to limit the spread of infections at the school.

“We are working with the Department of Health to ensure that all protocols are observed and those that came in close contact are immediately isolated,” assured Ntuane..

“The Department of Education can assure the public that we have the best interest of educators and learners at heart to limit the spread of the pandemic”.

Ntuane said that the situation at Kimberley Technical High School is under control and the school is observing the Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.

“The department is concerned about the increase in Covid-19 infections, particularly in our schools and we are monitoring all schools very closely together with the Department of Health.

“We appeal to all school communities to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols, to always wear your mask, wash or sanitise your hands and maintain social distancing,” urged Ntuane.