PETALING JAYA: Another 30 schools in Selangor will be closed until Thursday (April 29) following the emergence of Covid-19 cases, according to the Selangor Education Department.
The state Education Department had issued a circular to the schools headmasters concerning the two-day closure of the schools.
“The Selangor Education Department received reports that there are incidents of Covid-19 cases in the schools.
“The closure is to allow for the screening of close contacts and for risk assessment by the district health department, ” it said in the circular.
The schools are to carry out sanitisation work, and the management is to discuss with the district health officer if there is a need to extend the period of closure.
The schools in question are SJKC Perempuan, SJKC Tshing Nian, SJKC Ying Wah, SMK Tengku Ampuan Jemaah, SK Klang, SMK Raja Muda Musa, SJKC Chung Wah, SK Sungai Burung, SMK Putra Perdana, SMK Cyberjaya, SK Sungai Rawang, SMK Bandar Puchong Jaya A, SK Setia Alam, SJKC Shin Cheng (Harcroft), SMK Puchong Perdana, SK Pusat Bandar Puchong 2, SMK Seri Kembangan SJKC Yak Chee, SK Sg Pelong, SK Hulu Klang, SJKC Damansara, SJKC Sungai Buloh, SMK Kelana Jaya, SK Sungai Ramal Dalam, SK Bukit Raya, SK Dusun Nanding, SJKC Batu Sebelas, SJKT Ladang Rinching, SK Desa Baiduri, and SK Bandar Baru Bangi.
Earlier, the state Education Department had instructed 79 schools to close for two days, after Covid-19 cases were reported there.
The closure had involved 18 schools in the Petaling Perdana district, 19 schools in the Hulu Langat district, nine schools in the Gombak district, nine schools in the Petaling Utama district, 15 schools in the Klang district, two schools in the Sepang district, five schools in the Hulu Selangor district and two schools in the Kuala Langat district.