Search on for 16 Covid-19 positive pupils who evaded school quarantine | News24

Search on for 16 Covid-19 positive pupils who evaded school quarantine | News24
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(Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

  • The 16 are part of a group of 105 who escaped after getting tested for Covid-19.
  • One of the 16 boys is accused of infecting 12 other boys at a soccer tournament held at a local village.
  • A total of 200 Eastern Cape schools remain closed due to Covid-19.

A group of 16 pupils with Covid-19 evaded quarantine at Makaula Secondary School in KwaBhaca, where a total of 204 learners and teachers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Eastern Cape education MEC Fundile Gade told News24 on Tuesday that the 16 learners escaped last week while the school was in the process of transporting learners to three quarantine sites.

He said they were part of a group of 105, who escaped from…



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