One more school in Perak has been ordered to close for seven days from today after one of its students tested positive for Covid-19.
State Education, Human Capital Development, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and Civil Society committee chairman Razman Zakaria said the school is Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Dato Haji Mohd Taib in Chemor, here.
“Besides the school, the closure of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Lekir Batu 8 in Sitiawan, Manjung for seven days since Oct 14 has been extended until Oct 26.
“This, to allow for the sanitization process to be carried out at all buildings of the schools,” he said.
The closures bring the number of schools ordered shuttered in Perak due to the Covid-19 pandemic to five.
On Monday, three schools in Perak were ordered closed for seven days after several students tested positive for Covid-19.
The schools were Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tanah Kebun in Parit Buntar, SK Klebang Jaya and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Aminuddin Baki, Chemor, both in Ipoh.
Meanwhile, six schools in Taiping were also closed for seven days since Oct 12 for the same reason.
They were SMK King Edward VII; SMK (P) Treacher Methodist; SK Convent Kota; SMK Bukit Jana, Kamunting and SK Taman Jana, Kamunting, all in Taiping, as well as SK Ulu Mengkuang, Selama, which opened Monday. Nst