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Continue practising good hygiene

– Archdiocesan HSE Team

While the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a declaration that Covid-19 is no longer a global pandemic, the Archdiocesan Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Team say it “fully supports” the advice issued by the Ministry of Health (MoH) that those considered to be vulnerable to contracting Covid (because they have chronic diseases, are pregnant or unvaccinated) should continue to practise good hygiene.

The HSE also endorsed the Ministry’s position that the unvaccinated should get vaccinated and those who have not yet received their booster vaccines should do so. The present stock of vaccines expires June 2023.

The MoH published a release May 5 in which it announced that the WHO issued a declaration that Covid-19 was no longer a global pandemic. Instead, because Covid-19 now circulates at a relatively low level, its transmission is now classified as “community in nature”.

In Bulletin #30 issued May 11, the HSE reiterated its position that it took in recent HSE bulletins whereby it stated that although some of the Covid-19 guidelines have been either removed or relaxed, readers should use their judgement and act in their own best interest if they consider it beneficial to continue observing such guidelines.

“A good example of this position” is pertaining to the wearing of face masks in certain environments or locations the HSE said.

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