South Africa is waking up to the news that the country has recorded 8 881 cases of Coronavirus on Thursday 10 June. Gauteng is responsible for most of the reported cases with 5 111 coming out of the province.
While there has been no official confirmation of the Third Wave, the incremental rise in infections over the last few weeks as well as reports of the strain hospitals are under due to increased admissions is a cause for concern.
On Thomas and Skhumba In the Morning on Kaya 959, parents and teachers shared stories of their experience around how COVID-19 reporting is handled. A teacher at a nursery school blamed parents for not telling the truth about whether their kids are sick or not. While some parents praised the constant communication they receive from their children’s schools.
I love the transparency at my kids’ school, either they’ll communicate via class dojo or communicate via WhatsApp. We always know what’s going on. There has been positive cases & the school handled it very well. @KayaON959 @KayaOnAir#ThomasAndSkhumba
— Gadifele Mafoko🌍🇿🇦GP•PTA• (@Iam_Gadifele) June 10, 2021
— Kaya 959 (@KayaON959) June 10, 2021
A caller whose family is based in Empangeni told the harrowing story of how he visited the school only to find the child sitting next to his son was sick. Later his 7-year-old fell ill, and they discovered that he had contracted the virus, and he has passed it on to his mother.
Another caller who works for a school told Thomas and Skhumba that there are rumours at his company that 10 employees have tested positive for COVID-19, including the boss, yet there has been no communication from the company.
Gauteng Education spokesperson, Steve Mabona to Thomas and Skhumba that concerned parents can report any neglect of COVID-19 regulations on the tollfree line 0800 000 789