All students returning to Perak for the holidays are asked to come forward and undergo a free screening test at any nearby health clinic.
It is a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, especially for those returning from the Klang Valley.
Menteri Besar, Dato’ Saraani Mohamad said the state government keeps a tab on the decision by the Ministry of Higher Education to allow students of Higher Education Institutes (IPT) to return to their homes as the semester break starts this week.
According to him, students who experience symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to seek immediate treatment at any hospital or health clinic.
“At the same time, the students involved are also advised to do self-quarantine at home, which is 14 days for those returning from the Klang Valley (Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka) and 10 days from other states.
“I understand that the students want to go home to meet their families, but we must take preventive measures to avoid any risk of infection that can not only threaten their health, but also that of their family members,” he said in a statement yesterday (July 16).
In this regard, he hopes that this message will be shared to parents and students who have or will return for holiday starting this week.
“To facilitate surveillance, returning students are asked to fill in their details and personal information via the link https://forms.gle/h6s4aH8bSYk2fKjs8.
“If one has any questions, they may contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 05-2410252/0107 or the nearest District Health Office,” said Menteri Besar.