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Cosas threatens to shut schools that don't have COVID-19 measures in place

Cosas spokesperson Zithulele Ndlela said that they were concerned about the rising number of COVID-19 cases among pupils and teachers.

Students queue at Olivenhoutbosch Secondary School before they enter the premises on their first day back on 8 June 2020. Picture: Gauteng Provincial Government.

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) has threatened to shut down schools that don't have the necessary COVID-19 safety measures in place.

Grades R, 6, 7, 11 and 12 have so far returned to the classroom as part of the Basic Education Department's phased reopening of schools.

Cosas spokesperson Zithulele Ndlela said that they were concerned about the rising number of COVID-19 cases among pupils and teachers.

"We lso believe that the department doesn't have a proper plan on how to deal with positive cases at schools. They become confused and don't have a proper plan."

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