Schools in Selangor have been ordered to close from May 6 to 12 as part of efforts to curb movements within the community in the wake of the recent spike in Covid-19 infections throughout the state.
“Given that there are only two days of school left, the education ministry has decided that all schools under the ministry in Selangor will close on May 6 and 7.
“The school closure will continue until the Aidilfitri holidays as was announced by the ministry on April 26,” the state education department said in a statement today.
For students staying at hostels who will be returning home for the break, it said schools must follow the schedule set in order to prevent confusion among parents and pupils.
It urged schools to ensure that teachers are able to implement home-based learning or PdPR throughout the closure period.
On April 26, the education ministry said that classes would be held online through PdPR for two weeks after the Aidilfitri break.
Education Minister Radzi Jidin said the decision was a precautionary measure given the risk of community infection due to the celebrations, adding that there was currently no data on the trend of infections during Aidilfitri.
He also said the education ministry did not want schools to be mired in allegations if infections occur among students after the Aidilfitri break.
Yesterday, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that six districts in Selangor would be put under movement control order until May 17.
Hulu Langat, Petaling, Gombak, Klang, Kuala Langat and Sepang will be put under MCO from tomorrow onwards while Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam and Hulu Selangor will remain under conditional MCO.