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Schools all around Fiji will be closed from tomorrow for three weeks.
This decision was made today after consultations between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Education Minister Rosy Akbar and and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
“The safety and well-being of our people, including all school children and teachers, is paramount and as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and the recent cases, we have decided to bring forward the term one school holidays,” Akbar said in a statement.
The Minister is urging all parents to encourage good hygiene practices at home and to ensure the movement of their children is restricted, preferably to remain at home.
“Parental guidance and monitoring are essential during such times.”
She said prior approvals given to schools by the permanent secretary for extra-curricular activities are now suspended until further notice.
Akbar said heads of schools were advised to make necessary arrangements for the safe return of their students, including those in boarding schools as per the ministry guidelines.
“If you are not feeling well and have common cold and flu symptoms, please visit the nearest health centre or fever clinics,” Akbar said.
“We wish you well for an extended-term break,” she said.
SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS
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