VJC student tests positive for Covid-19, all students & staff to undergo swab test

The school will conduct Full Home-Based Learning from May 10 to 14.

Tanya Ong | May 08, 2021, 06:12 PM

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One Victoria Junior College student tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).

The case is currently unlinked, and the student was last in school on May 5.

She had developed Acute Respiratory Infection symptoms later that day, and consulted a doctor on May 6.

All students & staff to undergo swab test

MOE said in a press release on May 8 that 95 students and eight staff members who had been in close contact with the student were placed on Quarantine Order.

All teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as students, will also have to undergo a mandatory swab test as instructed by the health ministry. Vendors and visitors would also need to do so.

About 2,200 of them will be undergoing swab tests by May 10.

VJC has thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the school premises.

MOE also said they will continue to monitor the situation closely, and work with the school and parents to ensure the well-being of staff and students.

As it will take some time to complete and finalise the results of the Covid-19 swab tests, the school will conduct Full Home-Based Learning from May 10 to 14.

On April 30, 2021, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that an Edgefield Secondary School (EFSS) student had tested positive for Covid-19.

On May 7, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a statement that about 1,500 students, staff and external vendors at EFSS went through the mandatory Covid-19 swab test.

They all tested negative for Covid-19.

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