Classes resume at the ASJA Primary School

Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 14:45

Classes at the ASJA Primary School have resumed after Public Health inspectors visited the school this morning and found no evidence of hand foot and mouth disease on the compound.

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Education:

"Teachers and students have resumed normal classes at the ASJA Primary School in San Fernando after Public Health Inspectors visited the school this morning and assured the principal and teachers there is no evidence of hand, foot and mouth disease on the compound. 

They have expressed satisfaction that the school was properly cleaned and sanitised and there is no threat to the health of students and teachers.

The Ministry of Education promptly engaged the Public Health Officials last week to assist with the cleaning and sanitizing of the compound after classes were affected because parents claimed there was an outbreak of the disease at the school. 

Officials of the Public Health Unit of the San Fernando Borough Corporation also visited the school at the weekend and helped with clean up efforts.

Parents and teachers expressed fear early last week of an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease at the school after three (3) students fell ill and were treated for vomiting and diarrhoea. 

Public health officials held a meeting with parents at the school on Friday 30th November 2018 and assured them there is no evidence of an outbreak of the disease and it was not necessary to close the school."

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