BAGAN SERAI: Three schools in Perak have been ordered to close for seven days from today because of Covid-19 infection among their students.
Education, Human Capital Development, NGO and Civil Society Committee chairman Razman Zakaria said they are SK Tanah Kebun in Parit Buntar, SK Klebang Jaya and SMK Aminuddin Baki in Chemor, Ipoh.
He said he was informed about the Covid-19 positive cases involving students of the affected schools last Friday.
“The letter ordering the schools to close for seven days until Oct 25 was issued by the state education department and sent to the schools concerned to facilitate the cleaning and disinfection work,” he told a press conference here today.
The three schools are the latest to have been closed in Perak due to the Covid-19 outbreak, after SK Lekir Batu 8 in Sitiawan, Manjung, which was ordered to close for seven days since Oct 14.
Meanwhile, six schools in the Larut, Matang and Selama district were closed for the whole of last week for the same reason.
They are SMK King Edward VII; SMK (P) Treacher Methodist; SK Convent Kota; SMK Bukit Jana, Kamunting and SK Taman Jana, Kamunting, all in Taiping, as well as SK Ulu Mengkuang, Selama.