177 positive in education sector so far

Dr Annuar Rapaee

SIBU: A total of 177 teachers and students in this division have tested positive for Covid-19 between April 11 and 23.

This was revealed by Education, Science and Technological Research Assistant Minister Dr Annuar Rapaee during a virtual update of the Sibu Covid-19 report on his social media platform on Sunday (Apr 25).

He said the positive cases involved a total of 85 schools in this division.

“Among those are 46 schools from the Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (SJK) categories, and 23 schools from the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) category,” he said.

The Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) coordinator added that 11 nurseries and kindergartens have also recorded positive cases.

The Ministry of Health has conducted swab tests on a total of 3,176 students and teachers involved.