Teacher In Penang Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Politician Husband Returns From Sabah

Roughly 600 students in the school had to undergo screenings and swab tests.

Cover image via Malakat Tribune & Astro Awani

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)."

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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.

Harian Metro reported that the teacher fell sick while at school. She then went to Kedah Hospital to receive treatment where she was diagnosed with the coronavirus disease.

Image via Harian Metro

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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There has been a spike in local COVID-19 cases after the Sabah state elections:

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