From a primary school in Lae (name withheld), one teacher passed away last Monday while another yesterday (Oct 18th).
“We closed the school yesterday and everyone was ordered by the head teacher, and all the teachers were taken down to the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium for COVID testing,” said Tangui.
Contact tracing and testing are currently underway, with Tangui saying a decision will be made pending test results.
At Menyamya Primary School, five teachers tested positive.
“No deaths have occurred,” he stated.