Furious parents and teachers are calling for a Cape Town school to be decontaminated after its principal tested positive for Covid-19.
According to reports, the principal attended school last week knowing he had been in contact with an infected person. He has since gone into self-isolation.
The Western Cape education department is aware of the case. They said the principal was only in cordoned-off areas.
The department believes the whole school does not need decontamination.
The department says it stands by its decision to support the reopening of schools, despite more than 98 reported Covid-19 cases from several schools in the province.
According to reports, the Western Cape Education Department has spent R280-million on Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).
Meanwhile, the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) is threatening to shut down schools in the Western Cape. This comes after several teachers at schools across the country have tested positive for Covid-19.
Cosas treasurer-general Michael Mayalo said the lives of learners are at risk and that his union wants to put a radical end to this.
“Police have shot us with stun grenades and rubber bullets. We were not going anywhere until Rhodes High School was shut down. And it has shut down.
“We are moving to all schools, we are saying to learners to stop going to school with immediate effect.”
Mayalo says the education fraternity must not be used as a testing kit for the easing of lockdown regulations.