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Schools re-open with no ART positives

Izah Azahari

The first school term for 2022 began yesterday for primary and secondary schools as well as sixth form centres.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said during a press conference that the Ministry of Health (MoH) reported no positive results from the antigen rapid test (ART).

The Ministry of Education (MoE) said Years 10-13 students, who completed COVID-19 vaccination, returned to face-to-face lessons five days a week, including those with special needs in priority level one and two categories.

Meanwhile, special needs students in priority level three will attend school three times a week.

Students in Year 10 to Year 13 who have not completed their vaccination schedule will continue remote learning or using home learning packs (HLP). Kindergarten and Year 1-9 students continue home-based learning online or HLP.

MoE implemented a whole school modification approach with comprehensive guidelines and measures on top of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and business continuity plan (BCP) to ensure the well-being of students and school staff.

One of the measure is weekly ART screening for all students and staff. The schools also have body temperature checkpoints at entrances and students exhibiting flu-like symptoms will be isolated at designated rooms.

Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School Acting Principal Pengiran Mohd Ariffin bin Pengiran Haji Aliuddin briefs students during a class. PHOTO: JAMES KON