Covid-19: 21 religious schools, seven kindies closed for sanitisation in Perak

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020

IPOH: Some 21 religious primary schools and seven religious kindergartens in Perak have been closed temporarily for sanitisation, says Perak Religion and Information Committee chairman Mohd Akmal Kamaruddin.

He said the schools would be closed from Oct 14-25.

The schools are in Sitiawan, Seri Manjung, Selama, Parit Buntar, Kuala Kurau, Bagan Serai and Chemor.

“Among schools ordered to close are SRAR Al-Hidayah, SRAR Ittifaqiah and SRAR Al-Khairiah in Sitiawan, SRAR Arshadiah in Seri Manjung, SRAR Darul Ehsan in Selama and SRAR Al-Ehya ‘Addiniah in Parit Buntar.

“The seven kindergartens are located in Manjung, Kerian, Kinta and Larut, Matang and Selama districts, ” he told reporters when met at the state secretariat building on Wednesday (Oct 21).

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Malaysia)

The seven kindergartens are TIP Al Hidayah Jemerang Star Batu Kurau, TIP Al-Hashimiah Taiping, TIP An Nasriah Sitiawan, TIP Al Amin in Pengkalan Hulu, TIP Nurul Wardah in Kuala Kurau, TI P Al-Hidayah and TIP As Syakirin in Parit Buntar.

On Oct 14, seven schools in Taiping and Selama were ordered to close for cleaning and disinfection, following reports of Covid-19 cases in the area.

Akmal said the temporary closure could be extended, pending advice from the Health Ministry.

He added there could be more institutions to be closed pending tests and checks by the Health Department.

“I want to advise parents not to panic. The temporary closure is a basic procedure to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.

“All of us must also do our part, ” he said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 0
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Two friends escape gallows, get 12 years’ jail, whipping for drug possession
Johor MACC nabs lab worker for taking bribes to fix drug test results
Taxi, ehailing connections could help boost take-up of rail services, says Loke
MAIPs allowed to intervene in custody order granted to single mum Loh
1MDB trial: Ex-banker says never struck her someone would use Najib's account for money laundering
Man jailed five years in Kuala Pilah after pleading guilty to weapons charge
Hajiji in safe position following opposition defections, says political analyst
High Court dismisses petition, Mas Ermieyati remains Masjid Tanah MP
Three more homeless transit centres to be opened in Sarawak
Six GROs nabbed for allegedly supplying drugs at KL night club

Others Also Read