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Schools used as evacuation centers to be disinfected

January 11, 2022 6:30 am
Inia Seruiratu during his visit to the flood affected areas in the Central Division where he met with some stranded villagers at Naqali in Naitasiri who were being assisted by a team from the Fiji Police Force. [Source: NDMO]

Schools used as evacuations centers will be disinfected to ensure the safety of students when they resume classes.

Minister for Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu yesterday provided an update on the current disaster operation.

He says they are planning an initial assessment at the divisional level to ascertain the magnitude of damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Cody.

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“We are working with our key partners of having water pumps ready for cleaning and also disinfecting our schools that were used as evacuation centers”.

Seruiratu adds to avoid any major outbreak of contagious diseases such as leptospirosis, typhoid, diarrhea, and dengue fever, the Ministry with the assistance of teams on the ground will visit affected communities and raise awareness on the issue of practicing good hygiene.

He is also urging parents to supervise their children as people are still seen swimming and crossing flooded rivers and walkways.

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