The recent community Covid-19 cases linked to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Changi Airport have led to stricter restrictions and even closures at these locations.
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Even though clusters have not been identified at any of our educational institutions, schools are not taking such matters lightly.
Today (14 May), 4 primary schools in Singapore have closed their premises for disinfection after students tested positive for the coronavirus.
Classes have since been moved to home-based learning.
According to 8World News, 2 students from Kong Hwa School and 2 from St Stephen’s School were recently diagnosed with Covid-19.
Students from both schools had reportedly come into close contact with previously diagnosed cases.
Although the authorities have not released any details about these cases, Lianhe Zaobao reported that the previously confirmed cases are not related to the schools.
In light of this, both schools have closed for thorough disinfection on Friday (14 May).
All students will be attending home-based learning.
2 other primary schools have also closed their premises after a student from each of the institutions tested positive.
These schools are:
The Yio Chu Kang Primary School student was apparently infected by a household member and last went to school on Monday (10 May), reports Channel NewsAsia (CNA).
Hence, the school will be closed from Friday (14 May) until next Tuesday (18 May).
Meanwhile, St Andrew’s Junior School will be closed only on Friday (14 May).
It’s indeed worrying that the coronavirus is creeping into our community again, infecting even our young ones.
Thankfully, the affected schools responded swiftly to the developments and are taking urgent precautionary measures to prevent transmission risks.
In the meantime, what we can do as a community is to stay vigilant. If there are possible exposures to Covid-19 cases in the last few days, it’s best to go for a swab test if you’re concerned.
Do monitor your symptoms closely and stay home as much as possible.
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