School Areas Safe From COVID-19: Health DG

  • 30 Jul 2020

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has assured that school areas are safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"The issue is outside of the school. The schools are a risk but manageable. 

"If we detect any (positive) cases, we will take action to close the school," Bernama quoted Noor Hisham as saying during an engagement session with media practitioners yesterday. 

According to him further, no COVID-19 positive cases have been detected since the reopening of schools.

Noor Hisham added that the Health Ministry is discussing with the Education Ministry on the standard operating procedure (SOP) to prevent congestion outside schools, especially after the end of learning session. 

"We are considering to release the students in stages, not all at once. So this can reduce congestion after school.

"This is our effort to ensure compliance to the SOP and it will be improved constantly," he said. 

It was reported yesterday that a primary school student in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The classmates and family members of the said student have undergone COVID-19 tests themselves and have been placed under the mandatory two-week quarantine. 

Another schoolboy in Papar has also tested positive for COVID-19. 

Malaysia has recorded a total of 8,956 cases of COVID-19 so far, and 124 deaths from the disease. 

Source: Bernama
Photo source: Astro Awani

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