Eight high-risk primary schools in Sibu to remain closed till March 19

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By John Isaac

REOPENING of eight primary schools located in high risk areas in Sibu will be postponed until March 19.

Sibu District Education Officer Ahli Chikba who announced the postponement last night said the decision was made upon the advice of the Divisional Health Office here.

The eight schools are SK St Rita, SJK Sacred Heart Chinese, SJK Uk Daik, SJK Chung Sing, SK Sentosa, SK Sungai Durin, SK Ulu Durin Kiba and SK Sungai Naman.

“These (eight) schools will start their schooling session on March 22 as March 19 falls on Friday,” Ahli said when contacted by Borneo Post.

He said other primary schools in the district will reopen tomorrow.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) on Feb 26 stated that the school session in Sarawak’s Covid-19 red zone districts would be postponed for another two weeks from March 1.

The committee had said in a statement that schools in Kuching, Samarahan, Julau, Meradong, Sibu, Kapit, Bintulu, Subis and Miri would remain until March 14, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic in the state.