Covid-19: Primary school ordered to close after teacher tested positive in Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): A primary school in Kuala Nerus near here has been ordered to close temporarily after one of its teachers tested positive for Covid-19, says Terengganu Health director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus.

She said that comprehensive disinfection activities at the school, which be closed from Friday (Oct 2), will be carried out by the state Fire and Rescue Department.

"A total of 62 students, 23 teachers and five support staff members - identified as close contacts to the patient - underwent screening tests on Oct 1, and have been placed under supervision and quarantine,” she said in a statement Friday.

Terengganu recorded three new positive Covid-19 cases, bringing the total to 11 active cases in the state.

All cases have been admitted to Hulu Terengganu Hospital for treatment.

Dr Nor Azimi said one of the new cases had a history of travel to Sabah while the other two cases were close contacts with a patient who had just returned from Sabah.

"People have been advised to always be vigilant by staying at home and not going out unnecessarily, avoid being in a crowded place and adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) as well as practising the new norms which have been outlined by the Ministry of Health,” she said.

Individuals who have just returned from Sabah or any red zone in the last 14 days have been urged to be honest and responsible by attending any health facility in the state to undergo a Covid-19 risk assessment by health personnel, she said. - Bernama

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