Friday, July 30, 2021

More than 360 students, teachers quarantined at Shah Alam school

This comes after eight students tested positive with 100 others reported to be symptomatic.

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Some 300 students and 65 teachers at SMK Seksyen 11, a secondary boarding school in Shah Alam, Selangor, are quarantined in the school after eight students were tested positive while 100 others were reported to be symptomatic.

The school is also appealing for donations to buy necessities for the quarantined students.

A residents association of a Shah Alam suburb meanwhile has appealed to the public and corporate sector for donations.

In a message, Fahmy Zakariah, chairman of the Section 6 Residents Association, said students currently quarantined at the school have no emergency funds.

SMK Seksyen 11 is one of 11 schools in the Petaling Perdana district, which covers some of the most densely populated areas in Selangor, which will remain closed today.

Ten other schools are SK Seksyen 19, SK Seri Selangor, SK Bandar Anggerik, SK Seksyen 1 Bandar Kinrara, SJKC Chee Wen, SMK Puchong, SMK Seksyen 7, SMK Pusat Bandar Puchong 1, SMK Bandar Puncak Jalil and SMK USJ 4.

Yesterday, the education ministry said schools with confirmed Covid-19 cases would be closed for a minimum of two days.

Within this period, classes or premises will undergo risk assessments by the district health office before they are allowed to re-open.

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