Covid-19 measures underway as teachers return ahead of June 24 school reopening

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, June 23: Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (MDMC) has begun the quarantine and screening process for returning teachers from Peninsular Malaysia and Labuan over the past two weeks, to ensure that the students are safe when the school session for Form Five and Six students start on June 24.

This taskforce is led by the District Education Departments and supported by various agencies such as Health Department, Miri Hospital, Civil Defense Department, Immigration Department, Royal Malaysian Police and Miri Airport Holdings Berhad under the stewardship of Miri Division Resident Office, disclosed DDMC in a statement on Tuesday.

“For those returning teachers who are stationed at Miri District, they will be issued Home Quarantine Order for 14 days, wristband will be applied and screening test will be done on Day 10 of arrival at Miri or Tudan Health Clinics via scheduled appointment,” the statement added.

Their swabs will be taken using drive through counters at the said clinics.

For those returning teachers who are stationed at Subis/Beluru/Marudi/Telang Usan Districts, they will be placed at designated Quarantine Hotels for 14 days and their swabs will be taken there on Day 10.

The teachers are only allowed to return to work to their respective schools once they have completed the 14 days quarantine period and tested as negative.

All the returning teachers of MOE to Miri Division from Peninsular/Labuan/Sabah using either the Miri Airport or Sungai Tujuh Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Centre (CIQ) pathway is urged to declare themselves as returning teachers and report to the Civil Defense or Health personnel stationed there.

On the precautionary measures , Miri DDMC has advised the public to remain vigilant and practice avoidance of 3C (Crowded, Confined and Close Conversation) and adopt 3W (Wash, Wear and Warn) strategies as advocated by Ministry of Health Malaysia.—DayakDaily