Cases of Covid-19 at two fully residential boarding schools in Perak | Malaysia


Perak Mentri Besar Saarani Mohamad speaks to the press during a visit to the SMA Izzuddin Shah vaccination center, Ipoh, on October 5, 2021. – Photo by Farhan Najib

IPOH, December 4 – Two residential schools in Perak have recorded cases of Covid-19, said Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad.

He said the schools involved were Sultan Azlan Shah of MARA Science Junior College (MRSM) in Kuala Kangsar who recorded six positive cases among Form Five students as well as another boarding school (which he did not name ) in Bagan Datuk involving infections among students. .

“Those who were infected were quarantined in separate hostels. There have been no school closings yet, ”he told a press conference on the occasion of the two-day conference of the Perak Youth Assembly, which started at [email protected] Convention center, here, today.

The cases of Covid-19 in the MRSM Sultan Azlan Shah fall under the Jalan Kuala Kangsar-Gerik cluster while the cases involving 12 students from the Selekoh boarding school, Bagan Datuk fall under the Batu 20 cluster, Selekoh.

Regarding the first case of the Covid-19 Omicron variant detected in Perak, Saarani said he called a meeting of the State Safety and Health Committee yesterday and that the situation is under control.

“The person who tested positive followed defined standard operating procedures, including a 10-day quarantine, and all close contacts tested negative, so there is no problem,” he said. declared.

Meanwhile, at NEGERI SEMBILAN, the Intan Delima 2.0 cluster recorded 36 positive cases of Covid-19. The cases concern students and teachers at Negeri Sembilan Matriculation College in Kuala Pilah.

Kuala Pilah Security and Disaster Management Committee Chairman Mohd Faizal Abdul Manap said all positive cases have been sent to the Tampin Quarantine and Treatment Center and are said to be in stable condition.

“A total of 532 residents of the college have been screened and confirmed negative. The college put administrative controls in place on Thursday (December 2) to prevent the spread of infection where entry and exit movements are not allowed, and if they (residents) do not comply, a combined action will be imposed, ”he told Bernama.

Yesterday, a total of 105 college residents who are in close contact were ordered to undergo quarantine while awaiting Covid-19 test results.

Meanwhile, Roslin Abd Hamid, director of Negeri Sembilan’s National Security Council (MKN), said so far Covid-19 infections in day schools have been under control and no institution is had been subject to the enhanced movement control ordinance (EMCO). – Bernama


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