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).
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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.