MP warns parents not to bring kids out
KUCHING: Parents are advised to take extra precautions not to expose their young children to any risk of infection, including Covid-19.
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said this includes not taking children out to public areas like shopping malls or any unnecessary gatherings during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period.
“Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah stated that even though there are no deaths among children due to disease so far, nor have there been any severe cases, but the risk of infants and children getting infected with Covid-19 is high, as are the elderly,” he told New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.
“This does not only include not bringing them out unnecessarily, but also for parents returning from outside to their homes to take all necessary precautions, including taking a shower first or sanitising their hands before interacting with children,” Dr Yii pointed out.
He said adults must educate children about the importance of practising good personal hygiene such as washing their hands, keeping clean, and always wearing their face masks if they really need to be out in public, especially in crowded areas.