A Johannesburg school closed as a precaution on Monday after one of its staff allegedly had contact with a Gauteng woman who contracted the coronavirus.
According to a statement by the Grayston Preparatory School in Morningside, the staff member in question remains in isolation. “She is currently showing no symptoms and she looks healthy,”.
After talks with the provincial departments of education and health, the school decided to reopen on Wednesday.
“We want to emphasize that our staff, children and parents have had the most secondary or tertiary contact and are therefore at low risk.
“Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said at a media conference on Monday that he had heard about the school’s closure through social media.
“We’re following it up,” he said.
Mkhize also said everything was going according to plan to bring more than 150 South Africans from Wuhan, China to South Africa.
When the South Africans are back in the country, they will have to spend 21 days under quarantine. Mkhize has yet to say where the quarantine facility will be set up.