A number of students and xo staff members have been testing positive for COVID-19 "in tandem" with the increase in community cases in the past weeks, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Monday (Jul 26).
At Raffles Girls' Primary School, where a Primary 1 student has tested positive for COVID-19, the entire school conducted home-based learning on Monday.
According to a circular sent to parents seen by CNA, school will resume on Tuesday for Primary 2 to 6 students. The circular did not indicate when Primary 1 students will return to school.
Various media outlets have reported COVID-19 cases in several other primary schools and at least one secondary school. CNA has asked MOE for confirmation of this.
In response to earlier queries by CNA, an MOE spokesperson said: "In tandem with the increase in community cases in the past weeks, we have also seen a number of students and staff testing positive for COVID-19.
"The students have mild symptoms, and thus far, all the students are recovering well."
If there are confirmed cases, schools will take "necessary measures to safeguard students and staff and curb the risk of any transmission", said the spokesperson.