All schools in the Southwest District of Penang will be closed from Friday (6 November) until 20 November after the Health Ministry declared the district as a COVID-19 red zone area.
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In a statement, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said 56 educational institutions would be affected by the CMCO, comprising 39 primary schools, 12 secondary schools, one vocational college, and four private schools.
Educational institutions with hostels will also be closed and parents and guardians will have to bring their children home, while students awaiting the arrival of their parents can remain at the hostels under the charge of the wardens and will be provided meals during that time.
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According to the Malay Mail, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the conditional movement control order (CMCO) will be enforced in Bayan Lepas, Penang from 6 November to 19 November.
The Southwest District has recorded 51 positive COVID-19 cases recently.
Educational institutions and school administrators are required to ensure that teachers conduct online learning as per the manual that can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education’s website.
While students who have to sit for international examinations have to obtain letters from their respective schools to attend these examinations.
Stay safe, guys!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat