Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Grande Riviere Secondary School rubbishes rumors of COVID-19 in school

Principal of the Grande Riviere Secondary School has dismissed allegations of positive COVID-19 cases at the learning institution.

In a statement posted on the school's official Facebook page, the school's principal address the rumours with great concern.

"I want to categorically state that NO child has tested positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus.

It is true that a student who is a step relative of a recent COVID patient is enrolled at the school.

However, this child made no contact with any student or teacher at the school when he arrived on Monday 12 October, 2020.

This child, upon entering the school compound on Monday (in the absence of every teacher) was isolated, and due protocol was followed in handling the child knowing that he lives in the neighbourhood, and not with the COVID patient, as it has been alleged.

Moreover, the child was taken home by his parent within five minutes of entering the school compound, making no contact with anyone.

The child has since been tested and the result came back NEGATIVE. Additionally, the child was always considered to be low risk.

We have to be mindful of the damage we can cause to innocent children by the rumours we spread in the hope of gaining mileage for whatever agenda we are trying to pursue.

This is a battle that we have to fight together.

I want to remind persons who are so engrossed in spreading propaganda, that we all have children, relatives and friends and anyone can be infected.

We look forward to welcoming the student back to school to continue his schooling as we continue to work hard at GRSS to ensure the holistic development of those entrusted to us," the school principal said.

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