Over 82,000 children have tested positive for Covid-19 in Malaysia, says Health Minister
- Monday, 31 May 20215:17 PM MYT
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysians should be very concerned as a total of 82,341 cases of Covid-19 infection in the country involve infants and children.
The grim figure was disclosed by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, who said of the total, 19,851 cases involved children below four years old; 8,237 cases (five to six); 26,851 (seven to 12) and 27,402 (13 to 17), and they were Covid-19 patients in categories 1, 2 and 3.
“No one is in the ICU (intensive care unit),” he said in a joint press conference on the development of the country’s immunisation exercise, with the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin, on Monday (May 31).
Dr Adham advised parents or guardians to be more responsible in protecting the group from being infected, such as by not taking their children to crowded places.
According to him, although there is no provision under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 that allows compound notices to be issued to parents who take children to crowded places, investigation papers can be opened.