All the students of the morning session at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur, skipped school today.

This after the school remained open despite two pupils testing positive for COVID-19.

The school's parent-teacher association (PIBG) head Mohd Yazid Mohd Yasin told Berita Harian that all 800 students of the school's morning session, did not turn up today, due to fear of contracting the disease.

"Only some of the teachers and the administrative staff were present.

"The remaining teachers are under quarantine after undergoing swab tests yesterday. Today, health officials will conduct further tests at the school," Mohd Yazid told the daily.

According to him further, more students and their parents are also expected to be screened for the disease, since the two students who tested positive had recently taken part in a group performance.

Yesterday, the daily had reported that two students of the school had tested COVID-19 positive, after they are believed to have been infected by family members who had attended a reception function.

Teachers and students who have already been tested have been given quarantine wrist bands to wear.

"The school and its surrounding areas were sanitised yesterday.

"There are 1,800 students in the school (in both the morning and afternoon sessions), and we expect all of them to not attend classes until the situation is completely in the clear," he said.

Mohd Yazid told Berita Harian yesterday that SK Bangsar would remain open, despite the two students - from Primary Four and Primary Five each, testing positive for COVID-19, as there are no school closure orders from the district education office (PPD), or the Education Ministry.

Source: Berita Harian
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