Covid-19: Another school in Kuala Sanglang closed for two weeks

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  • Sunday, 09 Aug 2020

KANGAR (Bernama): Another school in Kuala Sanglang has been ordered to close for two weeks by the Perlis state education department following the enforcement of the targeted enhanced movement control order (MCO) since Saturday (Aug 8) night.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said the third school ordered to be closed was SJKC Chin Hun.

"The closure of all three schools for two weeks from tomorrow, namely Aug 10 to Aug 23, involves a total of 876 students and 112 teachers, ” he said in his Facebook page Sunday (Aug 9).

Yesterday, Bernama reported that the state education department had ordered two other schools to be closed, namely SK Kuala Sanglang and SMK Kuala Sanglang.

Azlan added that the teachers involved were required to undergo a Home Isolation Order (HIO) during the period.

Meanwhile, a total of 15 Form Six students from SMK Syed Alwi residing in two villages involved in the targeted enhanced MCO - Kampung Tanah Timbul and Kampung Kuala Sanglang - who will be sitting for examinations from Aug 12, have been provided with temporary accommodation at the school’s hostel and other alternative accommodation nearby, he said.

The Perlis state government has implemented the targeted enhanced MCO at the two villages for 28 days beginning 10pm last night, to curb the spread of Covid-19.

As of yesterday, Perlis had recorded 30 cases of Covid-19, including 11 recent cases from the Sivagangga cluster which started in Napoh, Kubang Pasu, Kedah. - Bernama

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