Postpone school reopening to next year


KUCHING: If the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise and group immunity among students has not been developed, it is appropriate that all schools be postponed until next year, says Zulkiflee Sebli.

The Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) chairman said that schools should be closed until cases showed a significant decrease.

“In the present situation, our daily cases show an erratic pattern. We cannot anticipate the number of cases tomorrow even when today’s cases are decreasing.

“In Kuching Division especially, there are a lot of localities under enhanced movement control order (EMCO) as well as new clusters.

“As for now, we can only wait for instructions from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).”

Zulkiflee added that apart from the teachers, parents would also be relieved if school reopening is postponed.

He advised everyone to follow standard operating procedures strictly. “Despite being fully vaccinated, we should not roam around freely in public places.”

Zulkiflee added “The virus can be anywhere so we should always prioritise ourselves and our loved ones. Do not congregate in public places, and please maintain high personal hygiene.”

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