RICHARDS BAY PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE-R STUDENT HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

According to TimesLIVE a Richards Bay primary school Grade-R student has tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19).


Kwazi Mshengu the Education MEC has confirmed the school was placed on lockdown after 17 pupils in the same class began showing potential symptoms of infection. Mshengu said the mother of the girl had also tested positive and would have subsequently passed the virus to her daughter, who tested positive on Sunday.


“We can confirm one Grade R learner from Richards Bay Primary tested positive. We understand her mother works at one of the banks and deals with the foreign exchange of money.”


TimesLIVE understands the pupil stopped attending school on Tuesday after being unwell for almost a week. The national health minister’s spokesperson, Dr Lwazi Manzi, said the department was not aware of the case. The school has been locked down while the education department was in touch with school officials over the matter.


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