Breaking: Teachers to strike if schools not closed by Wednesday amid coronavirus crisis
They’ve had enough.
Editor / March 23 2020
The Queensland Teachers Union has called on the state government to close schools from Wednesday.
Kevin Bates, Queensland Teachers Union president says schools do not have enough supplies to stay open.
Speaking on ABC radio Bates said: "We're seeing reports all of the time that schools are really struggling to keep up supplies
"They are trying ... (but) suppliers are simply not coping with the demand.
"That's one of the things that contributes to this decision today, to call for schools to be closed to students from Wednesday."
Basic supplies that are in short supply includes soap, causing concern that lack of hygiene could be threat to students health.
Reportedly school teachers have been forced to buy supplies including hand sanitiser and liquid soap. Hygiene products are in short supply across the nation, shopping restrictions are in place at major supermarkets.
QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was acting on best medical advise and that was to keep the schools open.
She added that parents had the choice whether to send their kids to schools or not.