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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

19 pupils test positive for Covid -19

General News 19 pupils test positive for Covid -19

19 pupils at Chisale Day Secondary School in Katete District, Eastern Province have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Katete District Education Board Secretary (DEBS), Ruth Moyo, has disclosed that out of the 19 who tested positive, 11 are boys and 8 girls.

Ms Moyo also disclosed that a teacher from Tikondane Community School has also tested positive for COVID-19 and that she has also been quarantined.

ZANIS reports that Ms Moyo was speaking during the district weekly COVID 19 epidemic response meeting in Katete today.

Ms Moyo has also proposed for intensified sensitisation of pupils and communities on COVID- 19 to stop the spread of the disease.

Meanwhile, the DEBS bemoaned the lack of adherence to public health guidelines among learners especially those in primary grades when they are outside the classroom environment.

“Learners are only observing the regulations while in class, but once they are out of classes, non-adherence starts,” she complained.

And the District Health Office (DHO) reported that eight bars and two night clubs were closed due to abrogation of the S.I 21 and 22 of 2020 that only allows the selling of beverages on a take-away basis

In addition to bars and night clubs, several community shebeen pubs were also closed for similar reasons.

Responding to the reports, Katete District Commissioner Joseph Makukula encouraged the Ministry of Health to ensure that the closed bars and nightclubs do not come up with other means of selling the alcohol.

Mr Makukula said the public was safer if such clubs that were abrogating the S.I were closed as they were a conduit of rapid transmission of the virus.

He also encouraged the public to seek timely medical assistance whenever they felt unwell or experiencing symptoms that are associated with the COVID 19.

“Let us take precautions, let us not wait until the situation is bad for us to seek medical attention, and let us not be shy about it. If we are not feeling well, quickly visit a testing center so that you can be assisted,” he said.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Tikki the pandemic is not over so why would a normal human being think that it cannot spread in schools of all places. Even in your so called devlopled nations they are aware of this risk and are moving on to open schools. We cannot forever continue to hide at the expense of our future generations education. We don’t want them to end up like the ignorant upnd members

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  2. KAIZER I AGREE WITH YOU COVID IIS HERE BIG TIME DONT PLAY IT DOWN
    YESTERDAY NO SCHOOLS WHICH WASNT CORRECT SAME WITH THE POLICE THEY HAD NO HAND IN THE SEARCH
    ALL IM TRYING TO PUT ACROSS IS THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK CONTRADICTION IS WORKING AGAINST YOU

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  3. AND THIS UPND ISSUE IF YOU SO COMFORTABLE WHY BRING THEM UP ALL THE TIME ??????????
    TOLD YOU BEFORE I DONT GIVE A DAMN WHO WINS IN AUGUST I JUST KNOW AS FAR AS IM CONCERNED PFFF HAS DONE VERY LITTLE EXCEPT GIVE A A MASSIVE DEBT PROBLEM THAT MY KIDS AND THEIR GENERATION WILL NEVER GET RID OF ALSO CORRUPTION IN EVERY GOVERNMENT DEPT
    ALSO TRIBAL DIVISIONS THE LIST IS ENDLESS
    SO FOR ME I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU AND THE REST OF PFFF WALKING THE STREETS IN SHAME
    THATS HOW I FEEL

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  4. AT LEAST THEY NOW ADMITTING ITS EVERYWHERE
    THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONTHS MONTHS AGO INSTEAD OF LEADING PEOPLE TO BELIEVE ITS ONLY WESTERN COUNTRIES THAT SUFFER
    KZ IS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE WITH HIS WAY OUT COMMENTS
    CHILDREN ARE MORE IMMUNE AND NORMALLY SUFFER MILD SYSTOMS SO THEY WILL BE FINE
    AND MAY THEIR GOD BE WITH THEM
    IF PF HAD OF RESPONDED SOONER THINGS MAY HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT
    THEY ARE LATE COMING TO THE TABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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