Intern at St. Joseph’s International School tests positive for Covid-19

PETALING JAYA: An intern at St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (SJIIM) at Tropicana Indah here has tested positive for Covid-19.

The teaching intern, who joined the school on Oct 12 for one day prior to the school’s closure on Oct 13, was found to have been in close contact with a positive case.

“The intern has not been on site since Oct 13 and has been in self-quarantine from Oct 14 when she started feeling unwell.

“The intern was then informed on Oct 18 that she had been in close contact with a positive case and was required to do the Covid-19 test, ” the school said in an internal notice to staff and parents.

The notice, signed by SJIIM head of school Mak Lai Ying Frances, added that the intern received her results on Oct 20, which turned out to be positive.

In light of this development, the school, which already had strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place, will conduct a disinfection exercise under the guidance of relevant authorities, it added.

The school said it will take advice from the relevant authorities on the actions to be taken. As an added precaution, the school advised staff to work from home.

"We will provide updates as necessary and assure the school community that all steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all.

“We advise everyone to continue to stay vigilant and comply with the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry and National Security Council.

“Practice the 3Ws (wear, wash and warn) and avoid the 3Cs (crowded places, confined spaces and close contact), ” the school said.

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