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Virus-hit school to reopen, but 34 Covid-positive children still untraced

Easter Cape school insists it followed protocols, but health department suspects otherwise

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Less than half of the 51 Covid-19-infected pupils from an Eastern Cape school hardest hit by the virus have been traced.

This as Makaula Senior Secondary School in KwaBhaca welcomes back about 180 matric pupils on Thursday. With 240 infections, it had to shut its doors. A total of 330 people at the school were tested.

The principal had insisted the outbreak was due to 51 infected pupils returning to school, but the national health department believes the school did not follow proper sanitation and screening protocols...

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