Schools and educational institutions under the education ministry in Kelantan will remain closed from May 3 until the Hari Raya holidays.
It was previously reported that schools in the state would remain closed until May 1.
Kelantan Education Department director Zulkernai Fauzi said as announced by the ministry, school learning sessions would be held online through the home-based teaching and learning method (PdPR), from May 16 to 27.
“The midterm break will start on May 28 and continue until June 12, and schools will reopen on June 13,” he told Bernama when contacted today.
On Tuesday, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the movement control order (MCO) in Kelantan would be extended until May 17 given the increase in Covid-19 cases.
Yesterday, Kelantan recorded 401 new Covid-19 cases with 32 active clusters.
Meanwhile Sekolah Menengah Imtiaz Yayasan Terengganu in Setiu, Terengganu, has been ordered to close for 14 days from Wednesday until May 11 after 11 students and a teacher tested positive for Covid-19.
State health director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said all students, teachers and school staff had been ordered to undergo screening and quarantine.
“The school closure is to enable the disinfection process and health screening to be carried out,” she told Bernama today.
Nor Azimi reminded all teachers to comply with the SOPs to prevent greater infections in schools.
“Teachers must always keep their distance from students including during ‘tasmik’ (checking of Quran recitation) session because there have been infections during this session involving more than one person,” she said.