Over 900 schools affected by covid-19 in Gauteng

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Department of basic education has it’s full battling to control the wide spread of covid-19 in schools as more grades are getting phased in.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said over 900 schools have been negatively affected.

Lesufi says 294 pupils and over 700 teachers have contracted Covid-19 which forced total of 105 schools having to temporarily close for decontamination.

He added that 76 admin staff tested positive and 33 general assistance staff tested positive and only three Youth Brigade member tested positive bringing the number to 1159 positive cases in the schooling environment in Gauteng.

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