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GEORGE TOWN, April 20 -- The Penang government would be working closely with the State Education Department (JPN) to ensure health safety of schools against COVID-19.
State Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo today said JPN will continue monitoring COVID-19 cases in all schools and would forward the reports to the Ministry of Education (MOE) if there are any alerts in Penang.
“We have a weekly state security meeting along with JPN to provide the latest COVID-19 update,” he told reporters here.
Earlier today, SMK Methodist Nibong Tebal was closed from April 20 onwards due to COVID-19 cases reported there and was expected to re-open on Monday (April 26).
According to the school principal Dr Sivasanggar Subramaniam, the closure of the school was a directive from MOE.