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Posted On: 1 September 2020 03:01 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

MoPH: Random testing of students not mandatory, subject to parental consent

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The Ministry of Public Health announced on its social media accounts that the random testing of students is not mandatory and will be subject to parental consent. Parents of students selected for random testing will be requested to sign a consent form prior to their children being tested.

The random testing of students is a collaboration between the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. This will enable the early detection of COVID-19 cases amongst students and will limit the spread of the virus in the school environment.

In a joint press conference last night explaining the latest developments related to the Coronavirus and returning to schools, it was announced that random tests of students will be done in the coming days.

Source: Ministry of Public Health