Lockdown day 91: This is why schools must be closed
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. South Africa has suffered a major setback after moving from alert level 5 of lockdown regulation. Since the beginning of June, the country record thousands of cases per day and the cases continue to grow daily.
The highest daily cases which were recorded recently is 5 688 on 24 June 2020. Schools pupils and teachers have been affected by the covid-19 pandemic while others are the patients of the virus.
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has announced that some class will open on 06 July and the rest of the classes will open on 03 August. Parents are concerned with the high rate of covid-19 pandemic, especially since teachers and learners continue to test positive.
Over 1 416 894 tests have been conducted while 111 796 have been confirmed positive. So far over 56 874 cases have been confirmed negative (Completely healed from covid-19) while 2 205 have died from covid-19 related complications.
Western Cape continue to grow high with over 55 162 confirmed cases, while Gauteng stand on 26 156 and Eastern Cape on 19 214. Kwa Zulu Natal which is the first province to identify the first coronavirus in the country, it stand on 6 075. With the high rate of growth in covid-19, members of the public believe the 2020 academic year should be suspended.
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