Sources: All Sabah schools to close two weeks after teacher dies from Covid-19

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PETALING JAYA: All schools in Sabah will be closed for two weeks following the death of a teacher on Friday (Oct 2) due to Covid-19, says a high-ranking Education Ministry official.


The official told The Star that the ministry was also monitoring two schools in Terengganu.

Meanwhile, Sabah Education Department (JPN) director Dr Mistrine Radin said details of the teacher’s death were confidential.

A check with the Semporna Hospital in Sabah confirmed that a teacher had died there.

The hospital’s director is in talks with the ministry regarding a statement, according to a hospital staff who declined to be named.


Dr Mistirine confirmed that a male teacher had died due to the virus but she was unable to give further details.

She said all 50 schools in the district had been closed due to an enhanced movement control order (MCO) taking effect until Oct 12.

Semporna is among the four red zone districts under enhanced MCO at present.

There are a total of 388 Covid-19 cases in Semporna as of Oct 1. The other red zones are Tawau with 781 cases, Lahad Datu (304) and Kunak 149 cases. -The Star

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