Face-to-face lessons suspended at Chandler’s Pen Primary due to hand-foot-mouth disease | New

Face-to-face lessons have been suspended at Chandler’s Pen Nursery and Primary School in Clarendon after four suspected cases of hand-foot-mouth disease were reported among pupils in the early childhood department, the Department of Childhood noted. Education in a press release today.

According to the Ministry of National Education and Youth, “pupils from the 1st to the 6th year of the primary section would have been in direct contact with the pupils of the kindergarten during a treat for children organized on Friday May 27 . They will therefore not be returning to school for the rest of this week, while deep cleaning to properly disinfect the building takes place from Tuesday 31 May.

All classes will be facilitated online to limit the number of students missing teaching days.

Arrangements are also being made for the third-year National Diagnostic Examination to be administered as scheduled. Exams are due to start on June 1.

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