Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, said the school does not need to be closed due to an increase in coronavirus infections as the department prepares to vaccinate teachers and support staff starting this Wednesday.
This follows calls from various sectors that schools should not be reopened in July as the country has been devastated by the third wave of the coronavirus.
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Motshekga states that the increase in COVID-19 infections in schools will be addressed on a school-by-school basis.
“We believe the school must remain open and say so. We are not insensitive to the concerns raised about the increase in infectious diseases. We are the Cabinet and the National Coronavirus Command Council. The position on behalf of the (NCCC) is that cases of COVID-19 must be treated on a case-by-case basis with a differentiated approach. State-by-state, school-by-school, and therefore, if there is an outbreak, the school It must be processed there and cannot be nationalized for any other reason. “
Angie Motshekga explains to the media the response of the basic education sector to the impact of COVID-19 on school education.
Vaccinations for teachers
Previously, the National School Governing Body Association Vaccines for teachers It will be managed promptly, as many teachers would have been vaccinated when school reopened in July.
The association’s Matakanye Matakanye said Motshekga wants to enhance the COVID-19 protocol in particularly underprivileged schools.
“We want to pursue the basic education sector to ensure that SOPs are implemented, especially in areas such as deep rural schools, poor schools and town schools. Need running water, mask disinfectant, and everything else. “
Motshekga has announced some exclusions that certain teachers, managers, and cleaners in public and private schools cannot be vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus. Vaccinations will begin this Wednesday and last until July 8, the ministry said.
Over the next two weeks, more than 580,000 staff will be vaccinated with a single dose of the J & J vaccine.
Minister Motshekga states that the first exclusion is the exclusion of people infected with COVID-19 in the last 30 days. She says there are two other exclusions.
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Schools do not need to be closed due to increased COVID-19 infection: Motshekga-SABC News
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