Covid-19: SMJK Sam Tet in Ipoh closed for two days

IPOH: SMJK Sam Tet has been instructed to close for two days after two Covid-19 cases were detected at the school.

In a letter that was sent to parents and caretakers sighted by The Star dated Wednesday (May 5), school principal Chan Kok Wai said the school has been ordered to close on May 6 and 7 for sanitisation and physical disinfection.

Chan also hoped that all parents would advise their children to stay at home and to carry out home-based teaching and learning.

On Tuesday (May 4), SK St Michael here was ordered to close from May 4 to 5 after a Covid-19 case is believed to have been detected at the premises.

When contacted, a parent who declined to be named, said her son received the letter on Wednesday at about 4.30pm.

She said the two cases are believed to involve a Form One and a Form Four student.

"The letter was sent internally to all students.

"We were told that the school will not make any public statements until they receive instructions from the state Education Department," she said.

"I think an official statement will be made known on their Facebook page later," she added.

Attempts to get Perak Education Committee chairman Ahmad Saidi Mohamad Daud for comments were unsuccessful.

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