COVID-19 has infected 46,261 children including 6,290 babies – Minister Ismail

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KUALA LUMPUR MAY 25: The COVID-19 pandemic has reached its crucial situation following 48,261 children including 6,290 babies aged 18 months and below have been infected by the corona virus.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the latest development is very worrying and all the people especially the parents should make this as a “wake up call.”

“As elderly people, we should be responsible to protect our children from being infected. As such, besides stressing on complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP), we have to do “self-lockdown” or self-movement to prevent self, children and the beloved family from being infected by COVID-19.

“Parents should monitor their children as not to play outside the house, wearing mask and frequently using the sanitizer to kill the germs,” Ismail said in a statement here today.        

On another development, Ismail said, in view of the current COVID-19 situation, the government has agreed to impose several additional sanctions on the entry of travellers to Federal Territory of Labuan.

The additional sanctions are: 1) Compulsory to undergo RT PCR COVID-19 test three days before entering Labuan 2) Compulsory quarantine includes a) 10 days quarantine at home for the people from Labuan b) 10 days quarantine at home/hotel for civil servants c) 14 days quarantine at the hotel for travellers from foreign countries.

However, the Daily Transporter Card user is compulsory to undergo PCR in every two weeks and compulsory RTK antigen every week.

Ismail added, sign on/off is postponed, sign off is permitted with 14 days quarantine and compulsory to do one RT PCR test. Non-conventional ship (NCS) is postponed temporarily.

“The implementation of the additional sanctions will be effective on 27thMay until 9th June 2021,” Ismail said.

Meanwhile Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) has been imposed on three localities from 27th May until 9th June 2021 due to high infectivity rates in the community.

The three localities include sub-district Bagan Serai, Kerian, Perak; FELDA Redong  1, Labis sub-district Labis, Segamat, Johor and Long House Isa anak Bione, Long House Ben Anak Kuleng and National School Telok Gelam, Sarawak.

Ismail said, the SOP for EMCO is the same as announced before and more details could be accessed via National Security Council (MKN) website at –Malaysia World News

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