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Decisions on school closures under state education department, says Selangor MB

Amirudin Shari says the earlier closure of 19 schools in the state did not go through the proper channels but was still accepted.

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Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari today said the decision to close schools in the state is under the jurisdiction of the state education department following discussions with district health centres and state health departments.

He said the previous closure of 19 schools in the state did not go through the proper channels and discussions but was still accepted.

“This time, we will follow the format where schools will be closed after being informed by district health centres and the state health department,” he told reporters after an event in Shah Alam.

He added that any implementation of enhanced movement control order would be decided by the federal government.

Amiruddin had been asked to confirm the distribution of a list regarding the closure of 79 schools starting today and tomorrow due to the spread of Covid-19, believed to be circulated by the state education department that went viral today.

He said he would not make any announcements regarding the matter as only the National Security Council and education ministry can do so.

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