Schools in Alotau Urban LLG will resume classes tomorrow after a two-week suspension following the first COVID-19 case in Milne Bay province.
In a circular released from the Provincial Education Department, all schools not in Alotau Urban will observe term three break from September 28th to October 2nd as per the 2020 Academic Calendar.
Provincial Controller Ashan Numa says a majority of tests have returned negative thus they are returning to normal business for schools in the urban cluster who had to shut down for quarantine.
He added persons of interest under contact tracing have been under observation and are past the 14-day incubation period, showing no signs of infection.
Alotau’s index case, the 18-year old Cameron Secondary School Grade 11 female student had come back negative on Monday, meaning she had recovered.
The Province has collected 163 samples to date, and aside from the one positive case that has now recovered, all have returned negative.
With the resumption of normal business come Monday, Numa has urged the people to continue to practice care as a duty to themselves and those around them to maintain zero infection.
He’s thanked the public for their great cooperation so far in this effort against COVID-19.