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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Malaysia : Five schools in the city remain closed after the holiday due to HFMD

Via The Star, excerpt :

" KUCHING : At the reopening of schools yesterday after the end of a one-week break, five schools here remain closed due to the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFDM).

Some have been closed since early this month, such as SJK(C) Chung Hua Buntal, about 20km from the city centre, which was shut on March 8.

The four other schools that have not reopened are SK Haji Baki (March 8), SK St Joseph (March 9), SJK (C) Chung Hua Batu 7 (March 9) and SK Patung (March 10).

But according to the state’s Health Department’s latest press statement, the five school might be given the green light to resume classes by next week.

“SJK(C) Chung Hua Buntal and SK Haji Baki, for example, are tentatively scheduled to reopen on Thursday; SK Patung could reopen by next Monday,” said the department.

The five schools each had either three or four HFMD cases before closure.

As of yesterday, 11 other preschools in the state were also closed due to HFMD.

On Sunday, 44 new HFMD cases were reported statewide; 12 from Kuching, 10 in Bintulu, seven in the Samarahan region, while Kapit and Limbang saw no new cases."

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