M’sia: Wearing of face mask not compulsory for school students

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – The wearing of face mask Is not compulsory for students in schools, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

On the other hand, he said schools are only required to provide face masks if there are students or staff who showed symptoms during the schooling session.

“As stipulated under the Education Ministry (MOE) Guidelines, schools only need to provide soap or hand sanitiser and conduct screening for symptoms and body temperature,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Earlier, there was confusion for schools to provide face masks to students and staff.

Meanwhile, he said 48 individuals were held yesterday for defying the Movement Control Order.

On Operation Benteng, Ismail Sabri said five foreigners were arrested for various immigration offences on Thursday.

He said 594 Malaysians returned home by air from Singapore, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Cambodia and Japan on Thursday.

“From the number, 593 individuals were ordered to undergo compulsory quarantine at home while one of them was brought to hospital,” he said.