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Dept dismisses claims Kimberley school closed due to Covid-19

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Learning at Elizabeth Conradie Special School in Kimberley has not been interrupted since the school opened on June 8.

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LEARNING at Elizabeth Conradie Special School in Kimberley has not been interrupted since the school opened on June 8.

This is according to the Northern Cape Department of Education, which dismissed claims that the school was closed due to Covid-19.

Department spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe admitted that there were suspected Covid-19 cases involving educators.

“Two educators were in contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19. The two educators, however, immediately went into self-isolation and were not at school at the time when they found out. The educators were also tested for Covid-19 and the test results of one of them came back negative. The other educator is still awaiting his results. The children at the school were not exposed,” Van der Merwe said.

He added that the department was currently in the process of preparing for the return of the next cluster of school grades.