A teacher from SMK Taman Sea in Petaling Jaya has tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple media reports today, 7 October
Two separate reports in theSundaily and Free Malaysia Today (FMT) said that a member of the teaching/administration staff told them about the teacher testing positive for the coronavirus.
The teacher was infected by a close contact of a COVID-19 patient who tested positive in Kelantan on the third swab on 5 October. The teacher, too, tested positive the same day, theSundaily reported.
The teacher had not returned to the school since 30 September.
Meanwhile, FMT reported that the teacher had tested positive for the virus while in Kelantan.
The infected individual, who is a close contact of the teacher, had been infected by an individual who had returned from Sabah, according to the member of the teaching staff quoted by FMT.
SMK Taman Sea, however, has so far not released any official statement.
While the school has not received any directive from the authorities to close, it has asked students and teachers to take necessary steps
Students and staff members at the school were ordered to self-quarantine immediately.
“The teacher had already been under home quarantine in Kelantan after coming into contact with an infected individual, but the principal has now ordered students and teachers alike to take the necessary precautions,” FMT reported the member of the teaching staff as saying.
“We are waiting for further instructions from the Ministry of Education,” he added.
According to the report in theSundaily, the teacher has been on self-quarantine since 30 September.
“The Petaling Health District Office has instructed all students from the classes involved and some teachers to undergo home quarantine while waiting for results from swab tests,” it quoted the administration staff as saying.
On the Facebook page of SMK Taman Sea, a parent has shared a notice they received with regards to the teacher being infected
The notice was shared by the parent earlier today, 7 September, asking for clarification.
However, at the time of writing, the school has yet to respond.
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