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Paget Primary suffers Covid-19 exposure

Paget Primary (File photograph)

The Ministry of Health is investigating a Covid-19 exposure at Paget Primary School, it was revealed last night.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry said the person confirmed to have the virus has been isolated.

She said: “The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit is contacting confirmed close contacts, and those persons are being advised that they must quarantine – stay home from school and other activities – and get tested for Covid-19.

“The assessment of this situation is ongoing and additional communication will be provided, outlining further public health guidelines that must be followed, such as quarantine and testing.”

Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education, said that the Department of Health was still in the process of assessing the situation.

He added: “We ask everyone who has children, family or friends associated with the school system to use caution and strictly adhere to the Government’s safety measures to help us contain this latest outbreak and reduce the transmission of Covid-19. We must all work together – wear your mask correctly; wash your hands regularly; and maintain physical distance.

“We will update stakeholders and the community once we receive additional information from the Department of Health.”

Anyone with questions about Covid-19 should e-mail schoolsurv@gov.bm, and all public health guidelines are listed at https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus.

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Published March 18, 2021 at 8:31 am (Updated March 18, 2021 at 8:31 am)

Paget Primary suffers Covid-19 exposure

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