A teacher at a school in Petaling Jaya has tested positive for Covid-19, a development that comes just a day after students at a school in Ampang were forced to undergo screening following a positive diagnosis among the teaching staff there as well.
When contacted, an official at the school confirmed the case and said the teacher had been brought to a government hospital for quarantine and further treatment.
The state education and health departments have also been informed of the development.
MalaysiaNow is withholding the name of the school pending an official announcement by the health ministry.
A total of 67 students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Tasik were tested for Covid-19 yesterday after a teacher contracted the virus from a housemate who had recently travelled from Kedah.
Schools nationwide re-opened in phases in July after being shut down for more than three months under the movement control order.
However, the recent spikes in daily numbers saw the prime minister announcing new measures to contain the spread of infection, including the closure of schools in red zone areas such as Sabah.
In a speech streamed live on Facebook yesterday, though, Muhyiddin Yassin said any directive to shut down schools nationwide would only be decided by a special meeting of the National Security Council.
Yesterday saw a record high of 691 new cases reported, 688 of which were local transmissions.
Of these, 397 were reported in Kedah and 219 in Sabah. Selangor meanwhile had 39.