Disaster Knocking Hard in Schools: As over 500 Pupils and Teachers test positive to covid 19 pandemic
2 December 2020
Disaster is knocking hard in schools with over 70 cases of covid 19 pandemic reported at Wadilove High over the past two days. Government fire fighting methods and denials seem to be backfiring.
-more than 184 cases of covid 19 at John Tallach in Mat North
-more than 88 cases at Chinhoyi High, Mash West
-more than 20 cases at All Souls Mission, Mutoko
-19 cases at Anderson Adventist High, Gweru, Midlands
- Reported cases, Heretal College
-11 students and two teachers tested positive at Mtshabezi High, Mat South.
- more than 10 cases at Matopo High, Mat South and school closed.
-reported cases at Emakhadeni Primary, Bulawayo
-reported cases at Girls College.
-3 reported cases Rujeko Primary, Masvingo
-Reported cases, Prince Edward, Harare
-Reported case, David Livingstone, Harare
-Boarding kids have tested positive, Selbourne Routledge Primary, Harare.
-reported case, Avocar Primary, Bindura
-confirmed cases of ten teachers, 23 pupils, Bindura Urban Schools
-reported cases, plumtree schools, Mat South.
-70 learners and 2 teachers have tested positive to covid 19 at Wadilove High. Non exam classes closing today.
-One confirmed case at Ruya High
-Many other teachers and students are positive but have not yet been tested or are waiting for confirmation of results.
It is dangerous for gvt to claim that the cases are minimal when it has no capacity to test all teachers, students and ancillary staff in schools.
Our preparedness to efficiently, effectively and transparently use resources to combat covid 19 in schools is uppermost now. Without this, the best would be to urgently close all schools before the majority of teachers and pupils become victims.
Dr Takavafira M. Zhou (Ptuz Presudent)