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Frequency of ART for schools increases

Izah Azahari & Adib Noor

The frequency of antigen rapid testing (ART) screening for students, teachers and school staff has been increased from two times a week to three, said Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman at a press conference yesterday.

The minister said the increased testing requirements was to “ensure the health and safety of students, teachers and staff”.

The minister said the supply of ART will be distributed by the MoE to all schools under the ministry and through the relevant ministries for religious schools and Arabic schools as well as special centres.

Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah called for support and cooperation of relevant parties, so school sessions could be conducted safely and smoothly for the students’ benefit.

“The MoE will continue to work closely with the relevant parties, ensuring the well-being and safety of the people and education will always be maintained,” said the minister.

The minister advised parents and guardians of students to monitor their children’s health and ensure that they do not experience any symptoms such as coughs, colds and the like before going to school.