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Samoa continues its strong measles prevention program

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Source: Press Secretariat- Samoa

Apia, SAMOA — The Government of Samoa Ministry of Health yesterday issued a followup of their “Measles Prevention” public notice sent out last week, advising that they are continuing to reinforce the immediate closure of all pre-schools and child daycare facilities “to further prevent the spread of measles among infants and young children.”

The Health Ministry with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, also say they are “working in close partnership to monitor the early closure of Primary Schools” on Nov. 15, 2019, as well as Senior schools and colleges at the end of this month.

“It is also advised that all schools (preschool, primary and secondary levels) avoid end of year prize giving and graduations to restrict mass gatherings and going to public places,” the public notice says.