NORTH WEST 56 YEAR OLD SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

NORTH WEST 56 YEAR OLD SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

The North West Education Department has confirmed reports that a 56 year old school principal has tested positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, 01 June 2020, the school principal reported that he was not feeling well and decided to see a doctor. On arrival the doctor suggested a test for COVID-19 since the school principal was showing symptoms.

The results confirmed the positive status on Tuesday, 02 June 2020 and immediately the principal was subjected to a 14 days self quarantine.

The North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela was shocked by the news.

“As the department we are very much shocked to learn about these news. We are working with the Department of Health who have advised us to close the school with immediate effect. We will be rely on their expert advice throughout this period”, said MEC Matsemela.

The school will not be opened until all necessary investigations have been concluded.

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Issued by the Media Liaison Unit
For more information please contact
Elias Malindi
Departmental Spokesperson
Cell: 072 892 8399/072 1154 855

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