Malaysia bans school trips to Singapore, Philippines over Zika fears, SE Asia News & Top Stories

KOTA TINGGI • Malaysia’s Education Ministry has imposed a temporary ban on school trips and other education-related visits to Singapore and the Philippines to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, according to Malaysian media reports.

The ministry issued a nationwide circular to all state and district-level education authorities announcing the temporary ban on Sept 1 after a high-level ministry meeting, Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid said yesterday.

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