Virus-hit E Cape school supplied with substandard sanitiser

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Virus-hit E Cape school supplied with substandard sanitiser

Alcohol content found to be just 57.6% in tests that also covered nine other schools in Alfred Nzo district

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​Tests conducted on sanitisers that were used by an Eastern Cape school where 204 staff and pupils tested positive for Covid-19 indicate that its alcohol content was 57.6% – far below the 70% minimum required.

Makaula Senior Secondary in KwaBhaca (formerly Mount Frere) made national headlines last month after it was forced to shut its doors following the recording of 204 infections. A total of 330 people at the school were tested.

The school’s principal, Luzuko Mbana, 52, had to be airlifted to a private hospital in KwaZulu-Natal on June 24 after he tested positive...

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