HFMD outbreak in Sabah under control

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  • Saturday, 21 Jul 2018

KOTA KINABALU: The outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in Sabah is under control.

State Education Department director Datuk Maimunah Suhaibul said the 39 pupils with HDMF in Sabah were undergoing home quarantine and the overall situation was under control.

“Schools or pre-schools that have been closed following the outbreak have reopened and classes have resumed as normal,” she said during the Kinabatangan and Tongod education district level Excellence Award ceremony and Teacher’s Day celebration at a hotel here on Saturday (July 21).

She said that there is only one school left closed at the moment, which is SJK (c) Chung Hwa in Sipitang.

“This school will be closed until July 31,” she said

Maimunah said parents with small children are advised to be extra alert towards their children’s health and body conditions.

“If there are signs of the disease on your child, please immediately bring them for medical attention and do not let them mingle with others to prevent it from spreading,” she said.

She also urged teachers to be watchful of their pupils and students.

Meanwhile, a total of 120 teachers received their excellent performance awards during the event.
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