Velabahleke Excessive College, one of many top-performing faculties in Umlazi closed briefly after a pupil examined constructive for COVID-19.
The KwaZulu-Natal faculty despatched pupils residence early on Wednesday 15 July and instructed them to return on Monday this week.
Regardless of this, others on the faculty are nonetheless involved. One classmate of the contaminated pupil mentioned she was scared and feared for her life.
A trainer, who requested to not be recognized, additionally spoke out.
“We acknowledge that our lives are actually in peril, particularly pupils’ lives as a result of some have are available in contact with the contaminated learner,” the trainer mentioned.
“We now greater than ever must be cautious and take all the required precautions”.
Velabahleke principal, Bheki Cedric Mhlongo mentioned the varsity was following protocols as set out by the Division of Well being and assures that the varsity is a protected place for kids throughout this Pandemic. He additionally mentioned that any scholar that reveals signs shall be despatched residence and might solely come again to high school after getting their Covid-19 outcomes.
“I imagine that faculty is the most secure place to be, particularly for matriculants in my faculty. They begin at 06:00 and go residence at 18:30, that method they don’t come into contact with many individuals.
“I’m in touch with the contaminated learner’s household and he or she is at the moment in quarantine and can come again to high school after 14 days”, he added.