Now that infections from the Sivagangga Cluster in Kedah has spread to Perlis, the authorities are taking extra precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay in the state. This includes implementing the Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO) in Kampung Tanah Timbul and Kampung Kuala Sanglang on 8 August 2020 starting 10pm.
Part of this move is the closure of schools, namely SJKC Chin Hun in Kuala Sanglang by the Perlis state education department.
According to Bernama, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said this was the third school ordered to close in the state.
“The closure of all three schools for two weeks from tomorrow, namely Aug 10 to Aug 23, involves a total of 876 students and 112 teachers,” he said.
The other two schools that the state education department (JPN) ordered to close are SK Kuala Sanglang and SMK Kuala Sanglang. Teachers involved were required to undergo a Home Isolation Order (HIO) during the period.
Meanwhile, a total of 15 Form Six students from SMK Syed Alwi residing in the two villages affected by the TEMCO and who will be sitting for examinations from 12 August, have been provided with temporary accommodation at the school’s hostel and another alternative accommodation nearby.