A total of 242 students of Sekolah Seri Puteri in Cyberjaya have been quarantined as Covid-19 close contacts.
In an official post, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin explained that 451 people at the school have been tested for Covid-19, which includes 13 teachers, one staff member and 437 students.
242 orang kontak rapat dikuarantin (pelajar dikuarantin di asrama SSP.@KKMPutrajaya akan terus pantau keadaan kesihatan pesakit & memberi rawatan yang terbaik.
Vaccinate and practice #TRIIS. This is part of living with COVID-19. Robust risk asssessment & quickly isolate.
— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) December 2, 2021
This comes after Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin said yesterday (1 Dec) through a Twitter post that 65 Form One and Form Two students at the school tested positive for Covid-19.
According to the post, Radzi had also visited the school to check on the situation.
“This is the first time a boarding school has reported these many cases. Pray that all affairs will be eased,” said the tweet.
In a video posted to his official Facebook and Twitter, Radzi also said that the cases originated from a teacher.
“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,” said Radzi in the video.
He added that the Sepang District Health Office had conducted Covid-19 tests on 200 students on Wednesday 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,” said Radzi.
On the students at MAEPS, Khairy said that all are stable and in categories 1 and 2A. Category one refers to asymptomatic patients while category 2A patients have light symptoms.