Lebanese Education Ministry Issued A Circular For Health Measures In Schools Against Epidemics

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Richard Sammour

With the spread of cholera in Lebanon, a circular was issued by the Education Ministry to those responsible for preserving health measures in educational institutions against epidemic and contagious diseases, including Cholera.

The circular explained the following:

  • The health official should organize awareness meetings with the parents.
  • Assigning members of the educational staff to dedicate 20 minutes from the first lesson on the first educational day following this circular, to provide information and clarify procedures that prevent acute diarrhea, including cholera.
  • Educate students not to share their personal items with each other.
  • Intensify efforts to ensure that students carry out the process of washing hands correctly.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the educational institution, including tables, all sanitary facilities, and toilets.
  • Providing soap and paper napkins in the bathrooms, as well as hand sanitizing packages in the corridors.

The ministry also asked the parents to not send their kids to school if they have symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, or high temperature.

Cholera cases in Lebanon have been rising since October 5th when the first case was announced in a long time since 1993.

Related: A Frightening Decline In Basic Services In Lebanon Is Exposing People To Epidemics.

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