The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment advises the general public that as part of its intensified mosquito control program, in the light of the Zika Virus in the region, officers within the Insect Vector Control Unit will conduct fogging operations on the following days and places, beginning at 4:30 p.m. daily.

 Two teams will be deployed in the following named areas. One team will focus on schools, clinics and police stations in the communities, while the other team will be focus on the entire community:

Monday 22nd February:

  • Team 1 - Golden Vale, Choppins, Harmony Hall
  • Team 2 - Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia and also the Annex, St Joseph's Convent Marriaqua, Cane end Government School, Mesopotamia Police Station and Clinic

Tuesday 23rd February:

  • Team 1 - Fair Hall
  • Team 2 - Evesham Methodist School, Marriaqua Government School, and all pre-schools in the vicinity.

Wednesday 24th February:

  • Team 1 - Fair Hall
  • Team 2 - Mountain View Adventist Academy, Richland Park Government, the health centre and all pre-schools in Richland Park

Thursday 25th February:

  • Team 1 - Glen
  • Team 2 - Belmont and Calder clinics

Home owners and owners of business enterprises in the named areas are required to keep their windows and doors open to allow the fog to take effect.

Parents and guardians are advised that they should not allow their children to run or play near to the vehicles during fogging operations.

Persons who are suffering from any respiratory illnesses are kindly asked to take precautionary measures until the area has been fogged.


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