Two more Labuan schools closed after positive cases
Published on: Friday, October 16, 2020
By: Bernama
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LABUAN: Labuan Education Department Director Khaziyati Osman confirmed that two more schools on the island - Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pantai (SMK Pantai) and Sekolah Kebangsaan Kerupang (SK Kerupang) - have been ordered closed for seven days after a student from each school tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.

The affected student from SMK Pantai is said to be a Form Five boy, while no details about the infected pupil from SK Kerupang were available. 

This takes the number of schools on the island ordered to close to three, after SMK Mutiara last Thursday (Oct 8).

A message from SMK Pantai principal, Norazita Md [email protected], to parents said Covid-19 tests were being conducted on students in the school, especially those who were in close contact with the victim.

“All students of SMK Pantai are undergoing Covid-19 tests beginning 1pm on Wednesday as part of the school’s effort to control the infection from spreading.

“Students issued with the Annex 14b have to undergo home-quarantine accordingly… as such, the school will be closed beginning today (Oct 14) until Oct 20,” she said in a message to the parents.

Bernama contacted the school and was told that the Covid-19 swab tests would only be conducted on students considered to be close contacts with the affected student and those who did not turn up on Tuesday were not required to do so.

Meanwhile, SMK Mutiara’s closure (since Oct 8) has been extended for 14 days, after another student in the school tested positive three days ago with the school now closed for sanitation works.

SK Kerupang is also facing temporary closure for seven days beginning Wednesday.

School principal, Aini Salleh, issued a short message to parents at 12.40pm, saying pupils in the school have been undergoing Covid-19 tests and that the school will closed for a week.


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