SINGAPORE – All eight cases of Covid-19 at the Madrasah Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah in Braddell Road involved pupils from the same Primary 4 class.
The cluster was reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (Sept 7).
The first two cases were detected last Friday (Sept 3) and the pupils were last in school on Sept 1.
They were well when they attended, said the school in a Facebook statement on Wednesday morning.
Teachers and classmates of the affected pupils were placed under a quarantine order by MOH.
Since then, another six pupils from the class have tested positive, bringing the cluster to a total of eight.
All Primary 4 pupils in the school have been placed on leave of absence.
All physical activities in the school have ceased, including supplementary classes for Primary 6 pupils, which are now online.
Primary 1 to Primary 5 students will also have home-based learning (HBL) when the new term begins on Sept 13.
Primary 6 pupils will be allowed to return to school after the holidays to prepare for their Primary School Leaving Examination.
Classrooms will be thoroughly disinfected to facilitate the return of the students.
The school has said it is prepared to conduct HBL for the Primary 6 students as well if there is a need for that.
Madrasah Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah said that rigorous cleaning and disinfection were already being done at the school.
Safe distancing and safe management measures were also in full compliance of guidelines provided by MOH and the Ministry of Education, it said.
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