Government distributes infrared thermometer to schools in Anambra

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THE Anambra State Ministry of Basic Education in collaboration with Ministry of Health has distributed infrared thermometers to schools in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking during the flag-off of the exercise at the Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board, ASUBEB, Awka, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, called on the teachers to ensure that they make proper use of the thermometers.

Prof. Omenugha said that a special team would visit schools to test students in boarding schools.

According to the commissioner, students who test positive to the virus will be sent home.

She enjoined teachers to ensure that they teach the children to observe COVID-19 protocols such as regular hand washing with liquid soap under running water, social distancing and use of hand sanitisers.

In his remarks, the commissioner for health, Vincent Okpala, explained that any temperature above 38 degrees centigrade shows that the person has fever and should be treated as a possible COVID-19 pandemic case.

Okpala encouraged the teachers to use the opportunity to get tested in the free COVID-19 pandemic test during the flag-off ceremony.

The principal, Community Secondary School, Abba, Njikoka LGA, Uche Obidike commended the government and commissioner for Basic Education for providing the items.

She noted that it will help in measuring temperatures of school children and visitors to their schools.

– Sept. 25, 2020 @ 09:25 GMT |

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