Spokesperson for the Congress of South African Students, Mphumzi Giwu, said they want all schools closed in the Western Cape province as infections surges.
“All learners to remain at home, all learners to boycott schools, all schools to be shut down simply because we are concerned by the rising number of infections from teachers, staff members and learners,” Giwu said.
The provincial education department says 40 pupils and more than 180 staff members have tested positive for coronavirus.
Even the Congress of South African Unions have also expressed their concern over the same issue.
“Schools are not read. You still have schools that weren’t cleaned properly. We are saying deep clean, provide adequate PPEs, make sure that school is safe environment for our learners, parents, teachers and support stuff,” said the Union’s Malvern de Bruyn.