80 pupils admitted for food poisoning in Ekurhuleni
The education department says the group is still being monitored after being discharged from hospital.
JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Health Department says more than 80 pupils have been treated for food poisoning in Ekurhuleni.
The department says the pupils from the Tholulwazi Secondary School were admitted to hospital after complaining of stomach ache and diarrhoea earlier today.
It's understood the students, who are all in different grades, ate food provided by the school feeding scheme yesterday.
The department's Steve Mabona says the group is still being monitored after being discharged from hospital.
"In the event of any eventuality, the children must be brought back to the hospital, but currently we have managed to attend to all of them."