KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama): A class at Sekolah Rendah Taman Tun Dr Ismail 2 here has been ordered to close for 10 days after four of its 36 students were infected with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).
Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Education Department officials confirmed that four Year Three boys were infected with HFMD at the school.
"According to the notice issued by the Kepong District Health Department, only the classroom involved was closed from Tuesday (July 24).
"The notice of closure was to allow cleaning and disinfecting works to be carried out besides ensuring that other students were not infected," he said.
Meanwhile, a Bernama check at the school found school activities were taking place as usual.
The school management also confirmed that all the pupils from the class were on holiday, starting July 25.
On Tuesday, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there was an increase of HFMD cases with 35,886 cases reported nationwide from Jan 1 until July 23.
According to him, on July 23 (Monday) 564 HFMD cases were reported nationwide. – Bernama
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