Classes in Gaulim return to normal

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CLASSES at Gaulim Teachers College in East New Britain province have returned to normal yesterday after health authorities lifted the quarantine ban enforced two weeks ago.
The college was placed under quarantine following an outbreak of cases believed to be Influenza A (HIN1) virus of which 11 students were suspected as infected.
Two students were confirmed and treated while nine were diagnosed and cleared from the virus.
The ENB provincial disaster committee last Friday instructed the health division and the task force working committee against influenza and cholera to lift the quarantine as the situation at Gaulim campus had returned to normal.
The provincial disaster committee decided to lift the quarantine grace period of 14 days earlier after medical assessment gave its clearance to confirming the health conditions of the students had improved.
Chairman of the disaster committee, Akuila Tubal said the situation was back to normal and students could return to classes.
Mr Tubal also confirmed the ongoing water problems as the college had been restored with water supply now flowing into the toilets and showers.
He said the medical team on the ground had scaled down its operation with a new doctor and health worker still maintaining the monitoring and surveillance operation at the college.