Public must take precautions during rainy season

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr Frank Anthony is urging the public to take extra precautions to safeguard themselves against diseases as the November to January seasonal rains have started.

“With regards to the water that you consume, it should be boiled to ensure it is germ-free. We also do not want anyone playing in stagnant pools of water because there again they can come into contact with various bacteria,” he said.

Minister Anthony also urges persons to be wary of vermin and insects seeking higher ground during inundation.  

Additionally, the Minister is encouraging persons to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 preventative measures.

“We have been tweaking the message depending on the feedback we have been getting. I think, by and large, people know that they need to wear a mask, they need to sanitise and keep safe distancing.”

The Minister says it is particularly important for the public to observe these measures during the rainy season.

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