Local media has reported that about 31 schools in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province have been closed because of coronavirus.
The decision was said to have been made after 15 teachers, three learners and two non-teaching staff had tested positive for Covid-19.
The education department spokesperson in the province, Loyiso Pulumani, said some were closed for cleaning.
Adding that schools had been given guidelines on what to do when cases necessitate cleaning and they should reopen after a few days.
The Eastern Cape province has the second highest number of cases in the country.
Reopening of schools has been postponed as well.