Call to keep schools closed in KwaZulu-Natal

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A worker sanitises a classroom at a Johannesburg school. PHOTO: GCIS
A worker sanitises a classroom at a Johannesburg school. PHOTO: GCIS

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) should consider delaying reopening schools because of the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal.

This was the sentiment of University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Education professor, Labby Ramrathan, in his response to schools reopening next week.

“The recent unrest in the province could lead to a spike in infections. Yes, there are worries of learning being disturbed, but delaying this until Covid-19 cases show a sign of decreasing is advisable,” he said.

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