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Day scholars have been stopped from coming to school after 20 students tested Covid-19 positive at Chemhanza Mission High School in Hwedza.
The revelations came after students got sick.
The Hwedza District Health Spokesperson Officer, Dr Herbert Bandiki confirmed the development.
“So far we have tested 300 students, 20 of them tested positive, 17 of these 20 positive were boarders and 3 of them day scholars.
“This resulted in all high school day scholars being stopped from coming to school for 14 days.
“These 17 positive boarders are being quarantined in their hostels under the supervision of their school health masters.
“We have also checked on the school’s use of masks and found out that these students do not use facemasks at their dormitories but only in classes,” Dr Bandiki said.
“Their School Health Masters have been ordered to use facemasks and gloves for supervising and handling those in isolation.
Chemhanza Mission School Principal Saul Tadzaushe said Chemhanza Mission Schools were taking the COVID-19 management rules and regulations from WHO and government.
“To make sure that our students are safe from COVID-19 infections, all our teaching and administration staff got tested before we opened our mission school.
“As you know that this school is a church school, our church gave some groceries to the to all mission staff so that they do not get out of the school premises throughout the term.
“Our drivers are often retested as they do school errands outside,” said Principal Tadzaushe.