Yio Chu Kang Primary School student tests positive for Covid-19; school moves to home-based learning for 3 days
SINGAPORE — A student from Yio Chu Kang Primary School tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday (May 12), said the Ministry of Education (MOE) in a press release on Thursday.
SINGAPORE — A student from Yio Chu Kang Primary School tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday (May 12), the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a press release on Thursday.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that this is not a school-based infection because the student contracted the coronavirus from someone living in the same household, MOE said.
MOE added that students and staff members who had been in close contact with the student are being quarantined from now until May 24 and will be tested for the virus.
The school will place all students on home-based learning for three days, starting Friday, as some time is needed to complete and finalise the results of the testing and investigations.
The student was last in school on Monday and was feeling well, but he did not attend school the next day after feeling unwell and seeing a doctor.
The school’s premises were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected on Wednesday, MOE said.
The school’s principal Ng Aik Boon said in a letter to parents, which was seen by TODAY, that the infected student was in Primary 1.
During home-based learning, students will be required to log in to their online learning platform from home to complete their assignments.
The schedule of the remaining mid-year examination papers for Primary 4, 5 and 6 students will also be adjusted, Mr Ng said.
He added that the school will take more precautionary measures in light of the situation, and continue to clean high-touch surfaces more frequently and disinfect the premises daily.
Other measures such as daily temperature checks and visual screening will also continue when students and staff members return to school.