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Officials place hold on face to face learning, activate online learning as COVID-19 cases keep rising

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by Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Ministries of Health and Education have advised schools to transition to online learning as the COVID-19 infection rate continues to climb. 

Forms 1 (room 304) and 2A6 of the Washington Archibald High School began remote teaching and learning on Monday, September 13 until further notice. 

Grade two students and teachers of the Tucker Clarke Primary School and the Estridge Primary School will also transition to the virtual classroom from today Monday until further notice. 

Early Stimulation 2 class as well as students who traveled on the 2:30 p.m. school bus on Wednesday, September 8 at the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School will transition to remote learning from Monday until further notice. 

The Ministry of Education urges parents to monitor children closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and recommends contacting their primary health care physician or the local health department to have them tested immediately.

Children with COVID-19 generally have mild, cold-like symptoms such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported in some children. 

Twelve new cases were reported Sunday (Sep. 12) bringing total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,476. Of that total, 1,215 are on St. Kitts and 261 for Nevis. Active cases stand at 620 and 848 have recovered. Eight people have died from the virus. 

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