A teacher in SK Permatang Janggus in Penang has recently tested positive for COVID-19
According to New Straits Times, the state Education Department has ordered the school to close for eight days starting Thursday, 1 October.
Penang Education Department director Abdul Rashid Abdul Samad said, "For now, the school will be closed for eight days. Any further decisions will be made after our meeting with the Ministry of Health (MOH)."
The woman, in her 40s, is the wife of a politician from Kedah.
Her husband had recently gone campaigning in Sabah for the state elections.
Roughly 600 students in the school had to undergo screenings and swab tests
They were also advised to quarantine at home while waiting for test results. Parents were notified of the situation through WhatsApp and many of them were seen waiting for their children outside of the school compound yesterday, reported Sinar Harian.
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