The Education Ministry says teachers and students have resumed normal classes at the ASJA Primary School in San Fernando after Public Health Inspectors visited the school this morning and assured the principal and teachers there is no evidence of hand, foot and mouth disease on the compound.

It points out that they have expressed satisfaction that the school was properly cleaned and sanitized and there is no threat to the health of students and teachers.

In a media release the Ministry noted that it promptly engaged the Public Health Officials last week to assist with the cleaning and sanitizing of the compound after classes were affected because parents claimed there was an outbreak of the disease at the school.

Officials of the Public Health Unit of the San Fernando Borough Corporation also visited the school at the weekend and helped with cleanup efforts.

It indicated that parents and teachers expressed fear early last week of an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease at the school after three students fell ill and was treated for vomiting and diarrhea.

Public health officials held a meeting with parents at the school last Friday and assured them there is no evidence of an outbreak of the disease and it was not necessary to close the school.