The adage “cleanliness is next to godliness” was used by Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh during a meeting with pupils of the St Ann’s RC School, St Ann’s March 12 to explain the challenge of COVID-19 and emphasise prevention.
Deyalsingh and Education Minister Anthony Garcia visited the school as part of heightened awareness targeting school children. Minister in the Ministry of Education Dr Lovell Francis was also in attendance. Principal Jennifer Rebeiro-Gowrie welcomed the ministers.
The Health Minister used the opportunity to test the children’s knowledge about coronavirus. They did not know about the origin of the word ‘corona’, but several were eager to answer about the prevention measures. Deyalsingh said if they were sick, they should stay at home.