Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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25 Jun 2021
7:03 pm

Mixed reactions to schools reopening amid Covid-19 surges

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Both public and private schools are struggling to police risky behaviour in children, says Dr Daniel Israel.

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Reopening schools to full capacity in Gauteng could spell disaster for the already stretched healthcare system, says a doctor. This as concerned parents, unions and school organisations debate the risks and benefits of allowing thousands of pupils to return to classrooms at full capacity next month. One of the most dangers for general practitioner Dr Daniel Israel is the difficulty teachers have in policing children’s behaviour to such actions as wearing a mask, washing hands and keeping social distance. “Teenagers tend to be rebellious and don’t always think of the consequences,” said Israel From 6 July, schools grades R to...