MOTUPA : The Motupakgomo Primary School in Ga - Motupa under the Greater Tzaneen Municipality has been temporarily closed until 23 August 2021.
This comes a learner allegedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Teachers and learners were dispersed while letters informing parents and guardians of the closure were also being distributed amongst them today.
The school principal, Mr Motupa, issued out a stern warning to parents and guardians to be on the lookout for any sign of flu like symptoms, to monitor their children and take them to medical practioners for check ups to avoid the spread of the virus.
"We urge parents to be vigilant and take precautionary measures when they see signs of flu like symptoms in their children and not send them to school."
If we work together with parents, we can fight this deadly disease, " Motupa added.
The school is expected to reconvene on Monday, 23 August.
In the mean time, the Department has organized psychosocial support to offer counseling and allay fears.
The school is also currently undergoing decontamination and thorough cleaning.
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