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32 leaners in the Free State test positive.

Education spokesperson Howard Ndaba said 32 learners from Reutlwahetse High School in Excelsior have tested positive for the virus this week.

The Freestate education department said the infections at the schools are a major concern.

“We are equally concerned about the rising cases of COVID-19 especially in the most affected area which is Mantsopa Municipality, in Ladybrand and in Excelsior. In Excelsior, there’s a school that has about 32 learners who tested positive and we really attribute that to things that are outside the school because in most cases this usually happens after long weekends,” said Ndaba.

Ndaba also added that leaners are also receiving the necessary support. 

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