17 YPKT Permata taska in Terengganu closed for a week


SEVENTEEN Permata childcare centres (taska) under the Terengganu Family Development Foundation (YPKT) are closed starting today until Oct 13 as part of the state government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

State Welfare, Women and Family Development and National Unity Committee chairman, Hanafiah Mat said the closure involved 1,507 children.

“All the 17 taska are closed to facilitate the disinfection process during the period.

“This is because a number of individuals from the 17 taska are found to have been in contact with COVID-19 patients… the (temporary closure) is an early step to stop the transmission,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

Seven of the 17 taska are in Kuala Nerus involving 527 children, four in Kuala Terengganu (635), two in Marang (141), two in Besut (109), one in Hulu Terengganu (60) and one in Dungun (35).

All the taska would be back in operation on Oct 14, Hanafiah said.