3 Jul 2009

Fiji ponders school closures as flu threat persists

12:53 pm on 3 July 2009

Fiji authorities says they are considering forcing schools and workplaces to close, should the H1N1 flu situation worsen.

The Health Ministry spokesperson Iliesa Tora has told Fijivillage those who have had contact with the confirmed cases are being tested.

But he says on a large scale it would be difficult to test everyone so the closing of locations may happen to prevent the rapid spread of the flu.

Meanwhile, the Education Minister says all schools in Fiji have been informed to keep updating their students on the H1N1 situation.

Filipe Bole added they are aware of the increasing number of people carrying the influenza and steps will be taken once they find situation worsening in schools.

A total of 19 confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza have been reported so far