Top performing Bulawayo High School, John Tallach High School has suspended learning after five pupils tested positive for coronavirus this week.
The five pupils exhibited higher than normal body temperatures during routine screening leading tests that produced positive result.
The affected pupils have been released to their parents to self-isolate at home.
The school advised parents of the development late Friday afternoon. The memorandum to parents reads as follows:
I would like to inform you that after some of our learners showed covid 19 symptoms, and as per Covid regulations we immediately contacted the Ministry of Health who promptly and professional attended to the situation on the ground and the five learners were confirmed.
Following the confirmation of these five, the Ministry of Health is carrying out further testing and screening in order to determine the extent of the spread.
We believe everything is under control as we continue to work with the Ministry of Health and other relevant Authorities to contain it.
The affected learners have been sent home for self isolation and the school is communicating with them and they are doing very well in their recovery. As we await the PCR results , the safety of all our learners and staff is of uttermost importance and highest priority, and for this reason and also on the recommendation from the covid task force lessons have been temporarily suspended with immediate effect and both learners and staff shall quasi isolate in their rooms.
Meantime the school is in quasi isolation for ten days as no one can come in or go out on the advice of the ministry of Health. We shall continue to keep you updated on the ground situation.
Please let us all continue to pray for the speedy recovery of all those affected.
Should you have any questions or seek any clarification do not hesitate to utilise the official lines of communication through the school and administration
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