P2 student from Catholic High School tests positive for Covid-19, attended same tuition centre as another case

All close contacts of the student have been issued a Leave of Absence.

Matthias Ang | May 18, 2021, 04:53 PM

A Primary 2 student at Catholic High School has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a letter seen by Mothership.

The letter, which was issued by the school and addressed to parents, said that the student had attended the same tuition centre, Learning Point, as another case that was earlier confirmed outside of school.

The centre and case in question were not specified.

All close contacts of student issued Leave of Absence

The letter added that student was last in school on May 12 and was well at that point.

All close contacts of the student have since been issued a Leave of Absence.

In accordance with the Ministry of Education's instructions, the school is also making the switch to home-based learning from May 19 until the end of Term 2 on May 28.

What is the Covid-19 situation at Learning Point?

According to the Ministry of Health, a 50-year-old private tutor at Learning Point tuition centre, Case 63131, was confirmed to have Covid-19 on May 12, and reported as an unlinked case on May 13.

Subsequently, five of the new cases on May 14 — all between the ages of seven and nine — were reported to be linked to the tutor. All of them had attended classes conducted by Case 63131 at the Parkway Centre branch.

As the teacher had also conducted class at Century Square on May 7, both affected outlets were shut down and MOH-approved professional cleaning was carried out, Learning Point said in a statement posted to its website.

Four of its other centres were not affected, Learning Point added.

However, all classes would be conducted online till May 31, due to increasing community cases and "the government call to stay at home."

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