Here Is A List Of 19 Schools Ordered To Close In Petaling District

The schools were ordered to close after a spike in COVID-19 cases in the areas.

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The Petaling District Health Office announced the closure of 19 schools due to COVID-19 outbreaks in Selangor on Monday, 19 April

Here is the list of schools affected by the closure, according to Free Malaysia Today:

- SAM Bestari Subang Jaya
- SMK Bukit Jelutong
- SK Puchong Perdana
- SK Bandar Baru Sri Damansara 2
- SK Bukit Kuchai
- SMK Bandar Sri Damansara 2
- SK Bandar Sri Damansara 3
- SKJC Yuk Chai
- SMK Damansara Jaya
- SK Bukit Jelutong
- SMK Seksyen 7
- SK USJ 20
- SMK USJ 23
- SMK Puchong
- SMK Puchong Utama 1
- SMK Seksyen 4 Bandar Kinrara
- SMK Bandar Puncak Jalil
- SMK Seksyen 20
- SMK Puchong Perdana

"In order to conduct control and prevention activities, the schools mentioned [...] have been ordered to close so we can do disinfection and close contact tracing as well," said district health officer Datuk Dr Mohamed Paid Yusof

He also added that, "Failure to follow this order is an offence under Section 22(b) Act 432 and can be subject under Section 24(a) that carries a jail sentence of no more than two years or fines."

His statements were cited from a memo sighted by Malay Mail.

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The reopening of schools will be announced two days prior

Each school must assure that all COVID-19 close contacts from affected clusters are quarantined, reported Bernama.

According to Ministry of Health (MOH), 2,341 new confirmed cases were reported yesterday, 20 April. This includes 2,334 local cases and seven imported cases.

There are 21,268 active cases in the country and three new deaths were reported yesterday.

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