Getting time off school is perhaps one of the best things a schooling student can hope for, along with no more homework and exams…
…hey, even the top students long for a break once in a while!
But when that “time off” is actually “home-based learning”, you can definitely hear the very audible groan rising up.
After all, nobody likes getting stuck on Zoom for hours on end.
2 Students each from Kong Hwa School & St Stephen’s School Tested Positive for COVID-19
Kong Hwa and St Stephen schools have both reported that two students each from school were tested positive for COVID-19.
A student from St Andrew’s Junior School has tested positive as well.
The pandemic measures that are in place are immediately kicked into gear, with all close contacts (both teachers and students) are asked to either take a leave of absence or go into self-quarantine.
The rest of the students at both schools are requested to stay at home while the disinfection process at their schools is ongoing.
They will continue with home-based learning until the process is complete and the schools reopen.
Based on the notice released by St Andrew’s Junior School, the St Andrew’s Boarding House will remain open in the afternoon at their “usual hours”.
“However, students who are placed on Leave of Absence or Quarantine Order should not come to the Boarding House,” it said.
Increasing COVID-19 cases in schools
A 7-year-old student at Yio Chu Kang Primary was tested positive for COVID-19 on May 12.
He was linked to an operating theatre nurse at Sengkang General Hospital who was tested positive on May 11.
He was the household contact of the nurse. Both were Filipinos.
A 50-year-old Singaporean tutor at Learning Point was also tested positive on May 12.
Her case is currently unlinked.
On May 7, an 18-year-old college student from Victoria Junior College tested positive for COVID-19.
Her case is unlinked as well and contact tracing is likely still ongoing.
On April 30, a 15-year-old student from Edgefield Secondary School tested positive for the coronavirus.
Her case is unlinked.
A 19-year-old Singapore Permanent Resident who is a student at Singapore Management University (SMU) tested positive for the coronavirus too.
She is asymptomatic and thus, her viral load is very low.
However, in an abundance of caution, the student was still sent to Changi General hospital for observation.
The Ministry of Education urged the public to take extra precaution and to continue practising good personal hygiene as well as the recommended safe management measures.
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