Sanyati Baptist High School has been put under lockdown after nine learners tested positive for coronavirus.
As a result, government officials resolved to have examination candidates write examinations in separate rooms to limit exposure to the disease.
Mashonaland West acting medical director, Gift Masoja, confirmed the development saying non-examination boarding students who test negative will go home anytime soon. Said Masoja:
It’s true we have nine students who tested positive for COVID-19 at Sanyati Baptist High School.
Efforts to trace and test their contacts are underway, and we have since applied the same measures that applied at Chinhoyi High School.
No one is allowed in or out except for examination candidates.
In addition, examinations will be written separately to protect negative students from contracting the virus. The students will be quarantined at the school.
Meanwhile, St Rupert’s Secondary School in Makonde district recorded three positive coronavirus cases.
On Wednesday, Waddilove and Goromonzi High Schools recorded a combined 52 cases, resulting in the schools being declared closed communities.