Minister says 105 preschools, 75 nurseries under Kemas closed due to HFMD

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

A total of 180 Community Development Department (Kemas) preschools (tabika) and nurseries (taska) have been closed due to the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) as of yesterday.

Rural Development Minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, said the closure involved 105 preschools while the remaining are nurseries throughout the country except for Negri Sembilan and Melaka.

'The move to close to the premises was made based on advice and recommendations by the Ministry of Health (MOH) as each case detected will be reported to the authorities 'These premises will be closed for 10 days and appropriate actions, including disinfection, will be carried out by Kemas officials,' he told reporters after attending a get-together and Aidilfitri celebration with Kemas Pahang staff, here today.

According to Mahdzir, during the closure period, home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) sessions will be conducted based on the experience during the Covid-19...

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