Covid-19: Terengganu secondary school ordered to close after teacher and student test positive


KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Bukit Besar here has been closed for 14 days as a teacher and a student have been confirmed positive for Covid-19.

Terengganu Health Department director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said the closure, from Thursday (Jan 28) until Feb 10, was to enable sanitisation work to be carried out at the school.

"The temporary closure of the school was carried out under Section 18(1)(d) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988. Consequently, all activities at the school have been postponed," he told reporters on Saturday (Jan 30).

All face-to-face learning session for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidates at SMK Bukit Besar are also halted during this period.

Prior to this, 15 schools have been ordered to close, namely Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kesom, SK Bukit Petiti, SK Pulau Manis, SK Manir, SK Tengku Ampuan Mariam, SK Kedai Buloh, SK Tok Dir, SK Pusat Kuala Ibai, SK Seri Budiman, SK Gong Tok Nasek, SK Sultan Sulaiman 1, SK Paloh, SK Paya Bunga, SK Pusat Cabang Tiga dan SK Bukit Apit. – Bernama

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