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Minister waits for update

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, February 27, 2014

THE Education Ministry is yet to be updated on what actually transpired at Queen Victoria School over the weekend which affected about 200 boarding students.

Minister Filipe Bole yesterday confirmed that 272 students got sick but the cause was yet to be determined.

The minister visited the school yesterday where he was given an update of the sickness by the school principal.

"We haven't received any results from the Health Ministry," Mr Bole said.

He said 141 students were sent home however, some had returned to school as of yesterday.

In an earlier interview education permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal said some students of the school were sent home because of food poisoning.

Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou said his team also visited the school during the weekend upon receiving news at QVS. He added that water and blood tests were carried out on some affected students to find out the cause of sickness.

Water Authority of Fiji chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai, in an interview on Sunday, confirmed their water system was fully treated and water was not related to the ongoing QVS issue.





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