Fake letter stating that schools are closed due to an outbreak of the corona virus is referred to the police
A fake letter claiming that schools have been closed because the corona virus was filed with the police.
The letter is circulating on social media with a message to Australian parents and caregivers about a ‘no school obligation’ that starts Monday.
“As a result of recent developments in COVID-19, the State of Victoria and the Commonwealth Government have come up with a national response and agreed that it is in everyone’s interest to continue the early termination of the school term for all secondary and primary ages students’, is the fake letter.
The letter states that high school students are encouraged to continue studying online, although this is not mandatory.
The fake letter circulating on social media about a ‘no compulsory school policy’
Health Minister Greg Hunt took to Twitter to warn parents about the fake report
Stamps from the Australian Department of Health and the Parliament of Australia are at the top of the letter, as are signatures from Secretary of Health Greg Hunt and Victorian Secretary of Health and Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos.
Both took to Twitter to warn parents that the letter was fake and that schools remained open.
“Please note there is a forged social media letter claiming to be from myself and Victorian minister Jenny Mikakos,” Hunt tweeted.
“This letter is fake and falsely claims school closings. Schools remain open with the unanimous support of the States and the Commonwealth. The case is reported to the police. ‘
The federal government is under fire for ensuring that schools could remain open despite the coronavirus crisis.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s ban on public gatherings of 500 or more people came into play on Monday, forcing the cancellation of various sporting events, concerts, and meetings across the country.
Sixty-one countries around the world have closed schools, while Australian students are still crammed into crowded classrooms.
Today Host Karl Stefanovic said as a parent that he found Mr. Morrison’s plan to keep schools open during the pandemic “confusing” and “disturbing” because there were more than 500 children in most schools.
“I don’t want my child to have this, okay? I don’t think it makes sense, ”he said.
But Mr. Morrison strongly disagreed with Stefanovic, reminding him that he was following the lead doctor’s advice – and that he was also a parent.
Karl Stefanovic questioned the federal government’s calls to keep schools open despite the coronavirus pandemic
“You’re not a doctor, and neither am I,” said Mr. Morrison.
“I’m a parent, you’re a parent. We all have the same concerns about the health of our children, it is not a competition. ‘
“My children go to school. I trust the medical advice of those responsible for the medical health of our country. They do not regard these things as empty, they consider them very carefully.
‘It is a fact that young people are less at risk and that there are greater risks when closing schools.
Mr. Morrison confirmed that some schools may close in the future.
Education Minister Dan Tehan reiterated that the government acted on the best medical advice available, but Stefanovic did not and said that ‘even his 14-year-old daughter told him that students were much closer than the recommended 1.5m gap between students at school.
Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan said the government had the best medical advice at their disposal
But Mr. Tehan said that students should sit in class so that medical professionals who are parents can continue to work.
He said children could be at risk of spreading the disease to older caregivers while their parents were working before saying the upcoming Easter holiday could be extended in connection with the pandemic.
Mr Stefanovic took note of his contradictory statement and stressed the confused state of many parents and caregivers in the government’s response to the virus.
“The differences in advice here and the discrepancies in advice are amazing,” he said.
“It’s all over the store. You say at some point that we need our kids to be in school so they don’t run around together and don’t spread the virus and then you say, hold on, maybe we should extend the school holidays. Which one is it?’
Mr. Tehan noted that there may be a time for the government to shut down schools, but it was not now.
St. Christopher’s Catholic Primary School in Panania in Southwest Sydney closed Monday after a person who attended a professional development event on the school campus on Thursday tested positive for Corona virus.
“We want to take every possible precaution to ensure the health and safety of our school community,” said Tony Farley, director of Sydney Catholic Schools at a news conference.
“Closing a school, even for just one day, may seem like an extraordinary measure, but we are living in extraordinary times.”
The school will reopen for students on Tuesday after a thorough cleaning of the library where the event was held.