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Covid-19: Schools to be fully opened by July 22

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 2020: The final phases of schools reopening will be on July 15 and 22, involving about 4.3 million students from 10,219 primary and secondary schools.

Education Minister Dr Radzi Jidin, who announced this today said the process follows the first phase of school reopening which was on June 24.

That phase was for 500,444 students from over 2,500 schools who are taking their public examinations this year

Radzi said the second phase, starting July 15 would involve students from Form 6 (Semester 1), Form 1 to Form 4, and Year 5 and Year 6 for primary schools, as well as remove classes.

The third phase, he said, starts on July 22 and involves Year 1 to Year 4 pupils in primary schools.

Radzi said the decision to fully reopen schools was made upon the advice from the Health Ministry and the National Security Council (NSC).

“All students, as well as parents and guardians, will have to adhere to strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the Health Ministry, NSC, and Education Ministry,” he added.

Schools nationwide were closed over the past three months as part of effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

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