Five pupils at Sacred Heart Girls High School in Bulawayo have tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement that was addressed to the parent and guardians, the headmistress at the Roman Catholic Church-run girls school, Sister Ludo Ncube revealed that the tests were conducted at Esigodini Hospital after nine pupils exhibited flu-like symptoms. She said:
On behalf of the school family, I would like to confirm five cases of COVID-19 all being pupils at our school.
Tests for COVID-19 were administered at Esigodini Hospital after realizing that nine of our students had flu symptoms.
We sent nine of them to the hospital, five of them tested positive and four negative. The tests were conducted this morning 7 April.
All necessary precautions have been taken in line with COVID-19 protocols.
The Ministry of Health care team is on the ground to monitor and manage the situation. May we all keep calm and avoid panic Jesus Christ our redeemer is in control.
The power of the resurrection from the resurrected Christ will see us through and heal us. By His stripes, we were healed’. Be Blessed.
In a related development, 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.