The Ministry of Education (MOE) has confirmed that all schools located in the districts of Klang, Sandakan, Papar, and Tuaran will be closed starting from 8 October to 23 October
In a Facebook statement, the MOE said that this closure involves 142 schools in Klang district and 242 schools in three districts in Sabah, adding to a total of 384 schools.
The numbers include primary and secondary schools registered under the MOE, as well as private schools.
The list of schools affected in Klang district can be found in the ministry's official website.
The MOE also added that students and teachers will resume at-home learning during this time.
Schools with hostels, including vocational colleges, will also be closed
According to the MOE, parents or guardians must pick up their children from the school hostels and bring them back home.
Students who are waiting for their parents or wish to remain in the hostels will be looked after by hostel wardens and provided with food and drinks during the closure.
Affected schools which are currently conducting the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) trial exams can be rescheduled to a later date
The MOE said that it will continue to monitor the situation with the National Security Council (NSC) and the Ministry of Health (MOH).
"Any announcements on the closing of schools in other districts will be made from time to time."
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