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Education Minister Concerned About Rise In Covid-19 Cases In Gauteng

As the 2021 academic year nears its end, the Gauteng department of education is worried about the rising number of Covid cases in the province and the emergence of Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant.


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The Gauteng department of education urges learners to be vaccinated as numbers rise in the province rise and due to the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is concerned about how this phenomenon will impact educational activities as 2021 ends.

“Indeed, the possibility of a fourth wave is becoming more and more inevitable. Therefore, the safety of our learners and employees is paramount as they complete this academic year. We plead with everyone in the education sector to observe all health protocols and vaccinate to ensure a safe and prosperous end to the year,” said MEC Lesufi.

In the same breath, Lesufi is encouraging learners who are 12 years and older to be vaccinated.

The Gauteng department of education is collaborating with the province's health department as they’ll be administering a vaccination drive in schools and communities targeted at learners aged 12-17 years old.

All eligible learners are urged to grab this opportunity and take the jab.

Lesufi says it is paramount to remind everyone that vaccination is a crucial part of the fight and safety against this virus, both as individuals and as a society. 

 


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