Three Form Five pupils at Girls College in Bulawayo recently tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the school to conduct mass testing on learners in selected classes and staff members on Tuesday.
Girls College headmistress Les Ross told Chronicle that the three pupils who tested positive are isolating at their homes. Said, Ross:
We had three of our learners contracting COVID-19 and that was before the Easter holiday break.
They were three boarders who intended to go for Easter holiday to South Africa and had to go for (Covid-19) testing.
So, they tested positive and their parents did the right thing and let us know because the pupils were here.
We did the right thing, we did as much contact tracing as we could with the assistance of the Covid-19 task force who have been guiding us with the process with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in the loop as well.
Lower Six pupils are yet to be enrolled at public schools as the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) is yet to release 2020 Ordinary Level results but those in private schools that sit for Cambridge examinations have commenced classes.