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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Malaysia : Ministry May Extend Student Vacation To Check H1N1

Via Bernama :

" PENANG, May 27 : The Higher Education Ministry has not ruled out the possibility of extending the current vacation of tertiary institutions if it is necessary to check the spread of the second wave of Influenza A (H1N1), said Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

He said the disease was under control now, but precautionary measures had been put in place."The H1N1 situation in our country is under control, and we will only extend the vacation of students of tertiary institutions if it is really deemed necessary," he told reporters after launching the National Research and Innovation Competition (NRIC) 2010 at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) here, Wednesday.

Saifuddin said the tertiary institutions always consulted the Health Ministry on the status of the disease and would heed its advice.It was reported today that a 41-year-old woman from Penang had died of H1N1, taking to 87 the national death toll from the disease so far."

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