No directive from Education Ministry

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  • Friday, 02 Sep 2016

PETALING JAYA: There is no Education Ministry directive for students who have visited Singapore needing to get the all-clear from a doctor before returning to school.

A ministry official told The Star that they would only issue a directive on the Zika infection if there were instructions from the Health Ministry.

This was in response to a claim that a primary school in Subang Jaya has requested its pupils to get a letter from a doctor confirming that they are free from the infection before returning to school.

Malaysia recorded its first case of Zika after a 58-year-old woman in Bandar Botanic, Klang, was suspected to have been infected on Wednesday while visiting her daughter in Singapore.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subra­maniam said information obtained from the Health Ministry of Singapore revealed that there were six Malaysians residing and working in Singapore who have also been confirmed to be infected with the virus.

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