Over 300 pupils, teachers undergo COVID-19 test at Labuan school

LABUAN (BERNAMA) – Over 300 pupils and teachers of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Pekan 1, were screened for COVID-19 at the school canteen yesterday, after a pupil tested positive a few days ago.

A WhatsApp message sent to parents by school headmistress Anita Shyamini S Azman reminded the pupils and teachers who were close contacts with the COVID-19-positive pupil to undergo the test yesterday.

Labuan Education Director Khaziyati Osman told Bernama that the pupil who tested positive was informed about the infection by the Labuan Health Department and the need for the test to be conducted on other pupils and the teachers yesterday.

“As far as we know, the pupil concerned had tested positive for the viral infection before the conditional movement control order (CMCO) was enforced,” she said.

The government has imposed the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Saguking Laut and Sebor Baru (which are hundreds of metres away from SK Pekan 1) from October 21 to November 3.

Labuan is under the CMCO from October 17 to 31, with 169 positive cases reported on October 21.