COVID-19: Calls to shut down 12 KZN schools

School Governing Bodies in Chatsworth in Kwazulu-Natal are calling for the closure of twelve schools in the area. This follows reports of confirmed Covid-19 cases in two schools in less than a week. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - School Governing Bodies in Chatsworth in KwaZulu-Natal are calling for the closure of 12 schools in the area.

This follows reports of COVID-19 infections in two schools in less than a week.

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"We are saying, we can't allow for kids to become another statistic," said SGB spokesperson Brandon Pillay.

"You can't allow for an increase because we know we are about to reach a peak and as a precautionary measure, other schools within the zone should close."

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Pillay says children's safety is a priority and has encouraged parents to consider keeping their children at home.

Thousands of Grade 7 and 12 pupils returned to school this week after more than two months away from their desks.

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