Eastern Cape pupil, teacher test positive for Covid-19

New Covid-19 infections have been reported at Eastern Cape schools. Image: 123RF/ktsdesign
Covid-19 cases at Eastern Cape schools continue to rise. 

This after Ndlambe  Municipality confirmed that two schools have reported positive cases – a Grade 7 pupil from Alexandria High School and a teacher from Mtyobo Primary School.

On Tuesday, the Eastern Cape health department said it was considering converting KwaBhaca’s Makaula Senior Secondary School into an isolation facility after 204 people at the school tested positive for Covid-19.

Commenting on the Ndlambe infections, mayor  Khululwa Ncamiso said the municipality  has recorded a total of confirmed Covid-19 cases, 16 active, two recoveries and one death.

“Municipal offices in Campbell Street are presently being sanitised following the positive result of a Supply chain staff member. Strict protocols are in place at the municipality, however, to allay employees’ fears, a healthcare professional will address municipal employees in small groups over the next two days,” Ncamiso said in a statement.

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 19 in Ndlambe

“As cases continue to rise, it is important that each and every person takes responsibility to curb the spread of the virus by washing hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water, sanitising, wearing a mask covering both mouth and nose, maintaining social distance and ensuring that common surfaces are sanitised on a regular basis.

“If anyone is concerned that they may have symptoms or have been in contact with a person who has tested positive, please phone your doctor, or go to the hospital or clinic for screening by a healthcare professional.”

By Vuyolwethu Sangotsha – DispatchLIVE

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