A principal in the North West has been tested positive for the coronavirus.
Elias Malindi, spokesperson for the province’s education department, said in a statement on Wednesday morning that the principal was not feeling well on Monday and was going to see a doctor.
The principal decided to have him tested for the virus because he showed symptoms of it.
The result came back positive on Tuesday. The chief will now be under quarantine for 14 days.
Mmaphefo Matsemela, MEC for Education in the North West, expressed her shock at the news.
“We are working with the Department of Health that suggested the school should be closed immediately. We are constantly relying on their expertise.
The school will not be opened until all the necessary investigations have not been completed, Malindi said.
According to the latest statistics released Tuesday night, Northwest has 271 confirmed cases of Covid-19.