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Gov't to develop Chikungunya strategies ahead of school opening

Published:Saturday | August 16, 2014 | 6:14 PM

Representatives of the health and education ministries are to meet on Tuesday to develop strategies to prevent a possible spread the Chikungunya virus in schools.

Students are expected to return to school in another two weeks.

The education ministry believes the Chikungunya virus is a “major threat” to schools.

Portfolio Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says Tuesday's meeting aims to facilitate discussions on how best to deal with this situation.

He says all matters, including information available at medical facilities that have dealt with Chikungunya cases, will be taken into consideration during the discussion.

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