Prince Edward High School in Harare has recorded coronavirus cases amid calls by Members of Parliament for the government to immediately close schools.
Addressing teachers and senior Government officials at Thornhill Primary School in Gweru where he had gone to donate Covid-19 personal protective equipment for teachers, pupils and their parents on Wednesday, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said the government was still investigating the source of cases in schools.
This comes after another school, John Tallach in Matebeleland North has recorded 122 cases while Kwekwe Polytechnic and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic have indefinitely suspended lectures after some of their students had contracted the coronavirus.
VP Chiwenga who doubles as the Minister of Health and Child Care said:
I could have addressed the school children but because of the spike which has visited us, we have over 100 pupils affected at John Tallach Secondary School and so far, investigations tell us that one of the pupils went to attend a funeral in South Africa and the child came back and she has affected 100 other children. We also have another spike in Harare at Prince Edward High School and we are still investigating the source of the spike. We are investigating as to find the source of that spike. We are going through a very difficult time, not only as a country but as the entire world because of the Covid-10 pandemic.
Fears abound over the possibility of a second wave of the virus with some seeing the possibility another total lockdown.