A total of 19 schools in Selangor have been ordered to close from today due to the emergence of Covid-19 clusters, the Petaling district health office says.
The schools involved are SMK Bukit Jelutong, SMK Bandar Sri Damansara 2, SMK Damansara Jaya, SMK Seksyen 7, SMK USJ 23, SMK Puchong; SMK Puchong Utama 1, SMK Seksyen 4 Bandar Kinrara, SMK Bandar Puncak Jalil, SMK Seksyen 20 and SMK Puchong Perdana.
Also ordered to close were SK Puchong Perdana, SK Bandar Baru Sri Damansara 2, SK Bukit Kuchai, SK Bandar Sri Damansara 3, SK Bukit Jelutong and SK USJ 20.
Sekolah Agama Menengah Bestari Subang and SJKC Yuk Chai were also ordered to close, a statement from the office said.
It said the closures were to allow disinfection work at the schools and screening activities for close contacts.
“All close contacts must be present to undergo swab tests or to be given a quarantine letter,” it said.
Announcement on the reopening of the schools would be made two days ahead of time, it said, adding that each school must ensure that all close contacts of positive cases are quarantined.