Decision tomorrow on whether Kuching schools reopening will be delayed further

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

By Karen Bong

KUHCING, July 28: The reopening of schools on Aug 3 in Kuching could possibly be further delayed again after the state capital city turned into red zone following a spike in Covid-19 cases today.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the committee will be discussing and determining the matter tomorrow with the State Education director Abang Mat Ali Abang Masagus.

“We noted that parents are concerned about allowing children to schools so the reopening will be one of the topics to be discussed and determined tomorrow with the Director of Education,” he told a press conference on the Sarawak Covid-19 situation here today.

Meanwhile, schools were initially scheduled to resume on July 15 but schools in the districts of Kuching, Samarahan and Padawan were ordered to defer their reopening to Aug 3 after an increase in Covid-19 cases in mid-July.

The classes involved transition, Forms 1 to 4 and Lower Six, and Primary 1 to 6.

Pre-schools, Form 5 and Upper Six classes have resumed much earlier.

Schools in districts categorised as Covid-19 green zones reopened on July 15. — DayakDaily