ALL kindergartens and nurseries in Kuching will be closed from Oct 30 for two weeks following a spike in Covid-19 cases in the district.
Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said the decision was made following a consultation with Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
Uggah is also the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman.
“The SDMC chairman (Uggah) will make a detailed announcement at a press conference later,” Fatimah said in a Borneo Post report.
Earlier, the National Unity Ministry also issued a statement saying that all of its 43 kindergartens and one nursery in Kuching District involving 830 pupils and 92 teachers would also be closed from Oct 30 to Nov 13.
Its minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique in the statement reminded all the ministry’s machinery in red zones in the country to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the Health Ministry and the National Security Council as well as directives from the state governments.
The Education Ministry announced in a statement late last night that all 209 schools and educational institutions in Kuching District have been ordered to close from Oct 30 to Nov 13 due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases and the district’s current status as a red zone.