SCHOOLS in Malaita Province are forced to take days off from classes due to a high number of students and staff getting sick.
Auki Primary School and Townend Community High School are two schools that have recently halted classes due to a high number of students and staff suffering from; Malaria, cough, flu, body pain, and pneumonia.
Information reaching this paper shows the two schools have joined Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School (PSS) in suspending classes to monitor the health situation.
It added that St Mark Alota’a Community High School in Auki is also considering the option of halting classes due to the high number of students and teachers getting infected in recent days.
With the shortage of drugs in clinics and even at the Kilu’ufi Hospital, many feared that if the current trend of disease infection if not contained quickly will spread out of hand and claim more lives.
So far the current trend of disease infection felt in Auki and surrounding communities have claimed the life of a form four male student at Aligegeo PSS.
The Malaita Provincial Health is yet to confirm if the current disease infection trend is an outbreak of some sort.
In the meantime, many feared that covid-19 could return as the symptoms shown in those who are infected are similar to covid-19.
By WILSON SAENI
Solomon Star, Auki