Is the Department of Basic Education going to supply schools with necessary PPEs? Minister Motshekga was responding to questions by MPs in Parliament today.

Every learner is going to be given two masks and they will be replaced later in the year if they are damaged considering the financial strength of the department.

Minister of health maintained that there will be sanitizers which are going to clean the school classroom surfaces everyday. Hand sanitizers will be provided for each and every class room.

Department of education will also send cleaning materials to schools. Ministers also said the department is busy sending to schools cleaning materials like soaps.

Depending on the intensity of the spreading of the virus, areas with high intensity won’t be treated the same as areas with low intensity of the spreading of the virus said minister Angie Motshekga. She gave example by Bolobedu where the spreading of the virus is low and Johannesburg and Cape Town where the spreading of the virus is high.

Minister said the department will provide both soaps and sanitizers as cases will differ with schools, area and number of leaners.

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