Two schools in Britstown in the Northern Cape have been closed following an outbreak of the Coronavirus at both schools.
38 teachers and learners at the Van Rensburg Primary School and Theron High School tested positive for the virus with others still awaiting the results of their COVID-19 tests.
The teachers and learners at the schools tested positive for COVID-19 after allegedly attending a farewell function with a teacher who had contracted the virus.
In a statement the provincial education department said it had instructed both schools to close for deep cleaning and called the outbreak unfortunate. The schools are expected to reopen on October 19, 2020.