KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) is conducting a risk assessment before deciding later today if schools will be closed in Klang that turned red yesterday with 77 active local Covid-19 cases.
According to the Selangor Task Force Covid-19 (STFC), the Klang mukim is the only red mukim in Selangor with 71 active local coronavirus cases after recording 17 new infections yesterday, while Kapar mukim has six active cases. This totals 77 active cases in the Klang district comprising the Klang and Kapar mukim, excluding 23 cases in Klang mukim that were listed as inter-state infections.
“This evening, MOE (Ministry of Education) will announce,” Health Minister Dr Adham Baba told CodeBlue.
MOH’s graphic posted on Twitter yesterday depicted Klang district as a red zone. Red zones are areas with more than 40 local Covid-19 cases recorded in the past 14 days. On October 5, MOH stated that Klang district had 39 active cases.
Klang MP Charles Santiago has urged the government to immediately close schools in his constituency, noting that class attendance has dropped by 50 to 60 per cent.
“SOP says that all schools in Red Zones shld b closed,” Charles tweeted.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in his televised address yesterday that only schools located in red zones would be closed, citing the seven red areas in Sabah — Kota Kinabalu, Penampang, Putatan, Tawau, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna.