Tanjung Aru primary school ordered closed due to H1N1 fears
Published on: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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This Health Department notice of closure said to have been issued to SK Stella Maris in Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu due to the H1N1 disease has gone viral on social media (Photo: Supplied).
Kota Kinabalu: Sekolah Kebangsaan Stella Maris in Tanjung Aru, here, was ordered by the Kota Kinabalu Health Department to be closed for a week from Tuesday due to fears of the H1N1 disease.

The order (pictured, above) was issued under the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Act 1988 to the school which has reportedly become the first one to be closed due to fears of the disease.

Parents who have children studying at the school have expressed concern as teachers said the closure was due to H1N1, according to them.

A notice of closure (pictured, below) said to have been posted at the school went viral on social media as netizens began discussing the issue and expressing worries.

Accounts that six students at the school were found positive with H1N1 have also gone viral on social media.

The Sabah Education Department on Monday said 12 primary school children in Sabah had been infected with H1N1 so far.

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