PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): SK Taman Pantai Sepang Putra, Selangor has been ordered to stop conducting school assemblies in the near future after 18 of its pupils were infected with Influenza B.
Education director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin said the Education Ministry, through the Sepang district education office (PPD), issued the directive following a report that the students were infected with the illness.
“The ministry also urged parents or guardians to report immediately to the school if the pupils under their care have been infected,” he said in a statement Friday (May 3).
Amin said the ministry also encouraged students at the school, especially those who were having cold and cough, to wear masks to avoid infecting other students.
The Sepang PPD and Selangor state Education Department were also asked to monitor the situation as well as assist the victims and to comply with existing standard operating procedures.
However, he said, presently there was no need to close any schools following the spread of Influenza infection.
Accordingly, all schools were also asked to follow the instructions and recommendations issued by the Health Department, he said.
In April, a total of 101 pupils and a teacher at Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR), Ipoh, Perak were reportedly diagnosed with Influenza A (H1N1). - Bernama