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Ebola: Rivers schools to resume October 6

19 September 2014, 20:31

Port Harcourt - The Rivers Government said on Friday that schools in the state would re-open on October 6 for the 2014/2015 academic session.

Dr Sampson Parker, the state Commissioner for Health, disclosed this in Port Harcourt at a press briefing on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) update in the state.

He said that the government would meet and discuss with the leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state on the resumption.

Parker advised parents and guardians to keep their sick children and wards at home until they were medically well.

He warned that the government would shut down schools that failed to meet the state guidelines on environmental sanitation standard.

Also read: 340 Ebola cases under surveillance in Rivers

According to Parker, environmental and personal hygiene were some of the means of preventing the disease and promised that the government would provide "all the needful for schools’’.

"Schools will be prepared for resumption; Rivers is the current heartbeat of the country; we have to talk to ourselves because of our peculiar circumstance,’’ he said.

According to the commissioner, most of the 253 persons currently under surveillance in the state would be out of the watch list.

Parker said that there was no new case of Ebola in the state, and that all programmes connected to EVD control and prevention would continue for the next six months.


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