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Health ministry provides technical advice as Fiji schools resumes today
10:25 pm GMT+12, 29/06/2020, Fiji

As some students resume classes today, Fiji's Health Ministry says it has provided technical advice to different entities to ensure they follow proper guidelines for COVID-19.
 
Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said it was important for everyone to do the right thing and follow the guidelines in place.
 
“They (entities) have developed their own frameworks, policies and guidelines for example in schools, the Ministry of Education,” he said.
 
“We are sharing out the message that we need to collectively work together to prevent a second wave of the disease.
 
“Our role is to be able to give policy and technical advice,” said Dr Waqainabete.
 
Meanwhile, Police will work closely with the Health Ministry to ensure the safety of students when they return to school toay.
 
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said with the COVID-19 restrictions in place, police would conduct its school operations in consultation with the ministry.
 
Brig-Gen Qiliho said their normal school operation would continue with an emphasis on the safety of all students before and after school.
 
“Police commanders have put in place strategies that will ensure students are able to resume their academic calendar without major incidents,” he said.
 
For Year 12 and Year 13, school will begin today while the remaining classes start on 06 July.

SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS


 


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