In a recent letter released to parents of Manzomthombo Senior Secondary School in Mfuleni, they advised parents to not send their children to school as from today.

In the letter attached and translated below, the school wrote:

Dear Parents,

This is to let you know that the school is asking that learners be kept at home for now.

Reasons being that one of the parents of the learners who works for a family who travelled to Germany recently was infected with coronavirus upon return. The results were received this past weekend.

The parent was advised to go and get tested as well, seeing she was on duty this past weekend. She (The parent) was also advised that her kids should not attend the school currently to avoid them interacting with other learners.

Parents are warned to look out for these symptoms:
Sore throat
Short breath
Yours Truly

We want to urge our members not to panic, please stay safe, take precautions and ensure that you apply all the necessary preventative measures.
The symptoms  of COVID-19 are:
▪️a cough
▪️a fever
▪️shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
* It’s very unlikely to be COVID-19 if:
▪️you have not been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19
▪️you have not been to a country or area with a high risk of COVID-19 in the last 14 days such as China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and others. If you feel you have been exposed to COVID-19, or are showing slight symptoms, please avoid contact with other people in your community and self-isolate.

If you feel you are ill and need non-urgent medical care, call your doctor to ask how to be tested.  They will need to follow certain steps to get you the specific care you need.  If you are feeling very ill and need care immediately, call your emergency services or go to the emergency department.

If you think you may have the virus and wish to follow enquire about your symptoms, you are welcome to also use the new Coronavirus WhatsApp line for information.  Send ‘Hi’ to 060 012 3456, then follow the message prompts.  Or contact the Coronavirus Hotline on 0800029999.

Please read the journey of a South African experience as “Patient 61” and what he went through as a person who tested positive, click  HERE



Edited By: Joanita van Wyk