No Covid-19 infections reported in Sabah schools: Dept
Published on: Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Kota Kinabalu: Schools in Sabah have taken precautionary measures to ensure no students with Covid-19 are placed in dormitories.

For dormitory admissions, state Education director Datuk Mistrine Radin (pic) said the schools had conducted Covid-19 screening on students from Jan 16 till yesterday.

She said this was part of the standard operating procedures (SOPs), and the free screening was provided by the state government and Health Department.

“I’ve visited several schools to monitor (screening process). For students found to be Covid-19 positive, they are not allowed to enter the school hostel,” she told reporters after visiting SMK Pekan Telipok here, today.

“After the screening, we needed to wait for three hours before we got the screening results. If positive, the students would be taken to hospital by ambulance. Only students with negative results could enter the dormitory,” she added.

She said all schools have taken Covid-19 SOPs seriously and there were no records of coronavirus infections occurring in Sabah schools.

“I think complying with SOPs is no longer a challenge (for schools) because we have done it. So, we hope there is no infection (in schools and dormitories) because of SOP compliance,” she said.

Mistrine was at the school to monitor the implementation of SOPs during the first day of school.

Some 33,503 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and 17,791 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) students in Sabah returned to school for face-to-face learning.



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