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Schools in Khayelitsha to open on Monday

29 June 2020, 12:17 PM  |  Berenice Moss  | 
Schools in Khayelitsha (on the Cape Flats) will be open on Monday following an engagement on Sunday night with stakeholders amid concerns that safety protocols were not being uniformly implemented.
Western Cape Education Minister, Debbie Schäfer and her national counterpart Minister Angie Motshekga participated in the meeting with the Khayelitsha COVID-19 Response Team which was established to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in the area.
There are more than a 1000 active cases in Khayelitsha and more than 234 deaths.
Schäfer says the response team gave the assurance that there would be no disruption of schools on Monday and that the Khayelitsha Development Forum and Khayelitsha Education Forum distanced themselves from SANCO’s call to close schools…

“They had a number of concerns that they raised with us, including communication challenges and safety protocols not being uniformly implemented at schools. I have undertaken to raise these with the head of department and agreed that we would try to strengthen communication on various COVID-19 related matters. I look forward to our continued engagement on how we can implement every possible measure to keep children and staff safe at our schools.”

The video below highlights coronavirus infections since school reopened: 



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