One of the students at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Subang has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report in China Press.
The student is currently being treated at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, the report said today, 29 August.
According to the report by the Malaysian Chinese-language newspaper, the chairperson of the SJK(C) Subang has confirmed that a standard two student had tested positive for the corona virus.
The student had reportedly gone to Sarawak before returning earlier this month.
“According to the school’s preliminary investigation, the student and his family had gone to Sarawak on 4 August and returned to Kuala Lumpur on 17 August,” the chairperson told China Press.
The student is said to have attended the school from 18 to 19 August and 25 to 26 August. He was absent on 27 and 28 August.
This prompted the school to contact the parents, following which the school learned about the student testing positive for the virus, which has so far killed 125 people in the country.
The school has since issued a message to the other parents of the students, saying that the school will be disinfected. It also urged that everyone remain calm, China Press reported.
Waiting for instructions for further actions
The school is said to be waiting for instructions from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) as to whether it should remain open or close.
Additionally, whether the teachers and the students who have been in close contact with the confirmed student need to be isolated, it all depends on what the ministry says, the report said.
In the meantime, the school has applied for special leave for the coming Tuesday, 1 September, so that the school will only reopen on Wednesday, 2 September. Monday, 31 August, is a public holiday.
It urged parents to keep their children home during the extended Hari Kebangsaan weekend.
“Staying home can avoid the outbreak of new infections. If there are any latest news and instructions, we will post and notify,” the chairperson was quoted as saying by the China Press. — SAYS