Hilton's Cowan House reopens after coronavirus fears

The school attended by the children of South Africa's first Coronavirus patient has reopened.  Cowan House Preparatory School closed its doors temporarily after news of the Hilton father’s infection broke last week.  eNCA’s Dasen Thathiah finds out what precautions the school has taken. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - The school attended by the children of South Africa's first coronavirus patient has reopened.

Cowan House Preparatory School closed its doors temporarily after news of the Hilton father’s infection broke last week.

After days of unease, schooling has resumed.

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Last week, the exclusive institution made headlines because two children of a man diagnosed with the coronavirus are enrolled here.

Classes had been cancelled until Tuesday.

“We’ve given the parents the opportunity not to bring their parents back should they feel they are uncomfortable. We have had a 90 percent return rate to school which shows the confidence our community has in us,” said school board chairperson Andrew Barnes.

READ: Coronavirus in SA: Hilton in KZN on high alert

The wife of the first patient has also been found to have the virus.

Although their children have not tested positive, they have been placed in quarantine for now.

A comprehensive programme has been put in place to protect children and staff.

UPDATE: Seven people test positive for coronavirus in SA

Before anyone enters the premises, their body temperature is checked and hand sanitiser is dispensed.

The entire school has also been deep-cleaned.

- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

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eNCA