30 more schools to be shut down by Selangor Education Department

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The Selangor Education Department has issued a directive to shut down 30 more schools because of the rise in Covid-19 cases. The circulars sent to the school principals stated that the shutdown period would be for two days which would be commencing today and will end tomorrow.

The Selangor Education Department has received reports that there are incidents of Covid-19 cases in your schools. Therefore, your school is ordered to close for two days on April 28 and 29. The closure is to allow for screening of close contacts and risk evaluation by the district health department,” the department stated in the circular.

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It was also mentioned there that schools should make sure to perform sanitation on the school premises. The department also added that considering the school would like to extend the shutdown period, it should be discussed with the district health officer in order to decide whether an extension should be granted or not.

The names of the 30 schools that has been given a directive to shut down were also included in the circular, there were five schools in Klang, three in Kuala Selangor, three in Sepang, seven in Petaling Perdana, two in Gombak, three in Petaling Utama and seven in Hulu Langat.

The schools are SJKC Perempuan, SJKC Tshing Nian, SJKC Ying Wah, SMK Tengku Ampuan Jemaah, SK Klang, SMK Raja Muda Musa, SJKC Chung Wah, SK Sungai Burung, SMK Putra Perdana, SMK Cyberjaya, SK Sungai Rawang, SMK Bandar Puchong Jaya A, SK Setia Alam, SJKC Shin Cheng (Harcroft), SMK Puchong Perdana, SK Pusat Bandar Puchong 2, SMK Seri Kembangan SJKC Yak Chee, SK Sg Pelong, SK Hulu Klang, SJKC Damansara, SJKC Sungai Buloh, SMK Kelana Jaya, SK Sungai Ramal Dalam, SK Bukit Raya, SK Dusun Nanding, SJKC Batu Sebelas, SJKT Ladang Rinching, SK Desa Baiduri, and SK Bandar Baru Bangi.

It has been ordered by the Selangor Education Department on Monday for 79 schools to close down following the ongoing increase of Covid-19 cases in the education sector.

Senior Education Minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Md Jidin announced later that day that schools will be using the home-based teaching and learning method (PdPR) in the duration of two weeks following the Hari Raya holidays.

According to him, it has been decided such that the schools might keep the children away from the risk of getting infected with the Covid-19 virus after the celebration of the Aidilfitri holiday which is scheduled from May 7 to 15 for group A schools and May 8 to 16 for group B schools.

Group A schools refer to schools in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, while Group B schools refer to schools in remaining states. He also mentioned that after the PdPR period, students will resume their term holidays from May 28 to June 12 for group A schools and May 29 to June 13 for group B schools.

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