The education clusters have risen in the 48th epidemiological week beginning on November 28 till December 4.
Data found that out of the 16 new clusters involving educational institutions, a total of 12 clusters occurred at secondary schools and institutes of higher education (IPT).
Health Director-General, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the rise of education clusters should not be taken lightly as individuals from various households can be infected.
“An individual’s non-compliance to existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) will create an unwanted cluster,” he said in a press statement.
The Ministry of Health also reminded that being vaccinated does not mean that SOP compliance is no longer needed.
In fact, the proper wearing of face masks and hand hygiene are vital to prevent infection.
“Avoid crowded areas as physical distancing needs to be practised. Practise TRIIS (Test, Report, Isolate, Inform, and Seek).
“We need to be responsible individuals and protect people in the surroundings from risk of infection,” he added.