Thursday, January 23, 2020

Schools in Singapore take reactive & proactive meaasures in the wake of the Wuhan Virus outbreak

You just have to give it to them-lah, the school authorities in Singapore.
They ain't taking any chances.
Here's a CNA report
SINGAPORE: Schools in Singapore issued a notice to parents on Thursday (Jan 23), announcing precautionary measures to safeguard students' well-being in light of the Wuhan virus outbreak. 
In the notice sent via the Parents Gateway app, which allows schools to update parents on programmes and activities, the school cited among its measures the "collection of your child/ward's travel declarations over the Chinese New Year weekend" indicated as Jan 24 to Jan 28. 
"The details submitted are accessible only by authorised personnel and facilitate health measures to be taken in the event of heightened concerns after the holidays," the note added. 
In a Facebook post on Wednesday night, Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung said the ministry, schools and institutes of higher learning have established measures to ensure the safety of students and staff since the major SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2003. 
“We stand ready to activate them if the situation requires it,” Mr Ong wrote. 

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