On their first day back at school, 2 Western Cape teachers tested positive for the coronavirus. Briefly.co.za shared the news and it seemed to have a polarising effect.
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The announcement that schools would reopen during the lockdown was greeted with mixed emotions.
Many South Africans have been calling for lockdown measures to be eased and welcomed the news that learners would be able to restart their education.
However, others were sceptical and feared a mass outbreak of Covid-19 cases if schools aren't properly prepared.
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This fire has seemingly been stoked, as news broke that two teachers in the Western Cape tested positive for the coronavirus on their first day back.
Wallacedene Primary in Kraaifontein and The Hague Primary in Delft are the affected schools in Cape Town.
Briefly.co.za shared the news in the below Facebook post and it sparked a huge public eaction.
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Some of the comments have been extracted and shared below.
Thando Nolly Votyeka supported the government's decision:
"These kids are roaming the streets, playing soccer, standing at corners, doing God knows what, why have they not caught the virus? You want them to stay home and do what?? Become teenage moms and dads and dropouts , and that is going to be the result for most!"
Khunjulwa Mmachoene Matlala echoed those sentiments:
"At least the process is helping on finding those who did not know that they are infected, for me I don't see anything wrong for the kids to return to school if the precautionary measures will be taken daily to ensure that the virus doesn't spread."
Thandokuhle Khanyi Shangase slammed the decision:
"This is going to be a disaster, truth of a the matter is a child can never exercise caution like adults especially those in primary school."
Lenkoe Matlhomola added,
"Just imagine they haven't started working but already tested positive now just think of our children? mxm our ministers are risking with the life's of our children."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the two schools will remain closed and all staff who came into contact with their infected colleagues are in self-isolation.
The schools will be deep cleaned before reopening.
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