Two schools closed due to HFMD

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama) – The Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) has forced the total closure of two schools – Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Shih Chung (Cawangan) and Sekolah Antarabangsa Tenby for 10 days.

Penang Director of Health Dr Wan Mansor Hamzah said six Year One to Three classes at SJKC Phor Tay were also ordered to close after the pupils were found to be suffering from the disease.

“Previously, only one class at Sekolah Antarabangsa Tenby and SJKC Phor Tay had been ordered to close but, following a check by the State Department of Health, we decided to totally close the international school and the six classes at SJKC Phor Tay since yesterday.”