Teachers from schools in the Cape Town are protesting for schools to close due to the Covid-19 peak
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Thursday Morning, several teachers from schools in the Cape Town have protested for schools to be closed to protect the lives of teachers and learners. A teacher from Mary Harding School in Athlone said they are protesting for the department of education to evaluate their decision to allow for schools to operate.
He said that many of their colleagues have already tested positive for Covid-19 and some have passed away. The teachers think that schools should not be operating especially since it is winter and the virus is at its peak.
Another teacher from Athlone high school said the decision to re-open schools was not wise because infection rates are rapidly increasing and schools remain at risk. He argued that learners and teachers come from different homes and that the risk for transmission remains high.
Last week several principals wrote a letter to the president to evaluate the decision to re-open schools for the safety of teachers and learners until the Covid -19 peak has passed.