Covid-19 forces closure of fifth school in Perak


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  • Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020

IPOH (Bernama): Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Raja Lope Nor Rashid in Tanjung Piandang, Parit Buntar, will be closed for seven days beginning today (Oct 20) because of a Covid-19 case at the school, says Perak Education Director Dr Mohd Suhaimi Mohamed Ali.

He said the school will reopen on Oct 27.

"The closure is to enable cleaning and disinfection to be carried out by the Ministry of Health, ” he said in the notice on the closure of the school uploaded onto the official Facebook account of the Perak Education Department.

The closure of SMK Raja Lope Nor Rashid brings to five the number of schools in Perak that have been closed due to Covid-19.

The four other schools are Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Lekir Batu 8 in Sitiawan, Manjung, (which was closed on Oct 14), SK Tanah Kebun in Parit Buntar and SK Klebang Jaya as well as SMK Aminuddin Baki, Chemor, both here (which were closed yesterday). - Bernama

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