Dadaya High School Hit By Coronavirus

Dadaya High School in Zvishavane, Midlands Province is the latest school in Zimbabwe to be hit by the coronavirus after 32 learners tested positive for the novel virus.

The development led to the closure of the learning institution as a way to keep the students safe. Authorities say they are collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Child Care to contain the situation.

This comes as calls for the government to seal off schools are increasing after a handful of schools have recorded coronavirus cases.

The government is however determined to see the current academic year through saying they will order the closure of schools if the situation further deteriorates.

Teachers unions have said the government is putting the lives of both the learners and teachers in danger.

The President of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, Dr Takavafira Zhou recently insinuated that the government was waiting to see the virus running havoc in schools for them to order the closure.

Schools were reopened in phases from the 28th of September after they were prematurely closed in March after the country had recorded its first coronavirus case.

Some stakeholders were against the reopening of schools saying the schools were not prepared to keep teachers and learners safe.

The government maintained all measures necessary to curb the transmission of the coronavirus were in place.

 

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