Melaka School Closes After Frontliner Mother Of Two Tests Positive For COVID-19

All students and teachers will be taking swab tests.

Cover image via Harian Metro & Malay Mail

A rural school in Jasin was ordered to close for seven days after a mother of two tested positive for COVID-19

According to Malaysiakini, the order was made by the Melaka Education director Dr Mohd Azam Ahmad.

Bemban assemblyman Datuk Dr Wong Fort Pin told The Star that SMK Simpang Bekoh was asked to close for a week starting from Monday, 19 October to 25 October.

He added that the two siblings have undergone swab tests on 18 October.

The mother is a COVID-19 frontliner and is said to have contracted the virus while at work

"I will be visiting the school later in the afternoon to provide face masks for students. As the assemblyman for the area, I will render my support as the case involves a nurse at a government clinic," Dr Wong said.

He also said that all 516 students and 80 teachers in the school will be tested for COVID-19.

In an interview with Bernama, Malacca State Executive Councillor Datuk Noor Effandi Ahmad stated that the closure of the school will also make way for disinfection and sanitisation works by the Fire and Rescue Department.

Bemban assemblyman Datuk Dr Wong Fort Pin.

Image via Dr Wong Fort Pin N24 Bemban (Facebook)

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