Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has acknowledged that the Ministerial Advisory Committee agreed to reopen schools despite the stance of the World Health Organisation that the timing may not have been right. Mkhize says communities have to learn to co-exist with the virus and the decision to reopen schools was not taken lightly. To further this discussion we are now joined by Professor Sithembiso Velaphi who is the Head of Paediatrics at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.