SAFM 9AM NEWS BULLETIN

Teacher Union - SADTU in the Eastern Cape - has called on the Provincial Basic Education Department to close all schools in the province saying they're not prepared to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Provincial Secretary for SADTU, Chris Mndingi says most schools still don't have PPE and ablution facilities are substandard. Their call come amidst reports that more than 180 learners at the Makaula Senior Secondary School in Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape have tested positive for the coronavirus. It is believed that non-compliance to the Covid-19 regulations is at the root of the cluster-infection at the school and its hostel. Mdingi says scores of schools have closed already due to the high coronavirus infection rate, and learners have been threatened not to speak about their positive status...