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State Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo today said JPN will continue monitoring Covid-19 cases in all schools and would forward the reports to the MOE if there are any alerts in Penang. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin
State Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo today said JPN will continue monitoring Covid-19 cases in all schools and would forward the reports to the MOE if there are any alerts in Penang. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

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GEORGE TOWN, April 20 — The Penang government would be working closely with the State Education Department (JPN) to ensure health safety of schools against Covid-19.

State Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo today said JPN will continue monitoring Covid-19 cases in all schools and would forward the reports to the Ministry of Education (MOE) if there are any alerts in Penang.

“We have a weekly state security meeting along with JPN to provide the latest Covid-19 update,” he told reporters here.

Earlier today, SMK Methodist Nibong Tebal was closed from April 20 onwards due to Covid-19 cases reported there and was expected to re-open on Monday (April 26).

According to the school principal Sivasanggar Subramaniam, the closure of the school was a directive from MOE. — Bernama


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