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The Department of Basic Education has assured that plans are on track for the reopening of schools when the academic year commences on 27 January. The Department of Basic Education has said it did not receive any requests to delay the reopening of schools, scheduled for the end of January. This follows concerns by parent groups over the high rates of Covid-19 infections in South Africa. As of 11 January 2021, 1,231,597 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the country, of which 33,163 proved fatal and 966,368 resulted in recoveries.

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