Seven Advanced Level pupils at Prince Edward High School in Harare have tested positive for COVID-19 and have since been quarantined.
In a letter to parents dated 24 March 2021, Prince Edward High School headmaster Dr Aggrippa Sora said the school sent all its 265 borders for COVID-19 testing at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.
Dr Sora said they were taking advantage of the free PCR testing being availed by the Higher Life Foundation and the testing was done as a precautionary measure. He wrote:
Unfortunately, the first batch of results has indicated that (7) seven 6 Upper borders tested positive for COVID-19. The rest of the results are still to come in but all 265 boarders were tested with the last test done on Wednesday 24 March 2021.
He added that the affected pupils have been quarantined while awaiting instruction from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. Said Dr Sora:
All the relevant authorities have been informed. It is now up to parents to continue bringing their boys to school while waiting for further instructions.
Our boys will fight this and we are hopeful they will be back into the fold after the mandatory eight days. We will continue testing all our students.