The University of Stellenbosch professor of Education, Jonathan Jansen has added his voice to calls to have schools reopen schools on a full-time basis.

Jansen says South African learners have lost out to up to 30% of their learning since the announcement of the national lockdown in March of 2020.

Jansen says reopening schools on a non-staggered basis would give learners access to the much-needed face-to-face learning they have lost out on over the past two years.

Get the latest news from the Department of Basic Education here.

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Researchers at the University of Stellenbosch say they have found high levels of inflammatory micro particles in blood of individuals suffering from long-Covid.

Lead-researcher at the University’s Department of Physiological Science, professor Resia Pretorius say the micro-particles may be behind the persisting long-lasting symptoms of Covid-19, seen in patients recovering from the viral infection.

Pretorius spoke to eNCA this week and said the particles seem to inhibit the natural breakdown of blood-clots in the body.

Read more on the study here.

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