MOE Prepared For Contingency Plan If Covid-19, ILI Cases Rise

PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry is prepared to revive the contingency plan for schoolchildren should the increase in Covid-19 infection and Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) cases gets out of control.

Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin however said the ministry must hold discussions and seek advice from the Health Ministry before making any decision.

"What is most important is that every protocol set by the MOH must be followed, the MOE will discuss with the Health Ministry on the approach to be taken (to curb the spread of infection).

"We have always been in discussion just to make sure, even though there is only a slight increase in Covid-19 and influenza cases,” he told reporters after launching the Tunas Malaysia League at Taman Pancarona Mini Stadium, here on Tuesday (July 19).

On Monday (July 18), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah informed that in the 28th Epidemiology Week (ME 28/2022) from July 10-16, Covid-19 cases increased by 23.4% while for ILI and severe acute respiratory infection cases increased by 8.5%.

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