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In response to an increase of COVID-19 positive test results on the Pacific Adventist University campus, PAU vice-chancellor Dr Raul Lozano has requested prayer from Seventh-day Adventists around the South Pacific.

On March 30, Adventist Record reported that there were three COVID-19 cases among staff and students. This resulted in a campus lockdown and widespread testing that returned more positive test results.

PAU received a visit today (April 9) from Central Province Health Authority representatives who expressed their concern and offered help, to deal with the number of positive cases.  PAU will now work to implement strict COVID-19 protective measures across campus, in consultation with the Central Province Health Authority, including compulsory mask wearing, temperature checks and working from home provisions for staff over 60 years old.

“A number of additional measures have been implemented so staff and students can work together to keep COVID-19 under control,” said Dr Lozano. “I’m sad to say things are not getting any better but we believe God is at the helm.”

“We have done everything humanly possible to arrest the spread but it has not worked as effectively as we desired. We now ask for all of the church across the South Pacific Division to pray for PAU for the next 14 days.”

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