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Covid-19 Cluster Broke Out In Boarding School At Cyberjaya

NewsCovid-19 Cluster Broke Out In Boarding School At Cyberjaya

A total of 65 Form One and Form Two students at Sekolah Seri Puteri in Cyberjaya have tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday (1 December).

The Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin has been sharing some updates on his official social media account adding that this is the first time a boarding school has reported these many cases.

In a video posted on his official Facebook and Twitter, Radzi said the index case is a teacher in the school.

Source: Twitter

“Close contact tracing found that another teacher tested positive (for Covid-19) and six students tested positive. These six students are in the school and are being observed by the school authorities.” Radzi said in the video.

He said that the Sepang District Health Office had conducted Covid-19 tests on 200 students on Wednesday (1 December) afternoon, and 65 of the 200 tested positive.

“The 65 have been brought to the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) quarantine centre for observation.” Radzi said.

He also said the saliva test will be done on the remaining students of the school to see if there are more cases.

Meanwhile, based on a tweet by the Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today (2 December), another 6 students and 2 teachers were tested positive out of the 451 people tested at the school.

This brings the total total number of cases in the school to 73 cases.

Khairy also explained that the 65 students who tested positive are under Category 1 and 2A, and are in stable condition.

As of now, a total of 242 close contacts have been quarantined in the boarding school.

Last year, the Education Ministry said it would close any school in the country for 7 days if a Covid-19 case is detected without having to wait for the Health Ministry’s confirmation.

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