Police Can Now Investigate Parents Who Risk Exposing Their Kids To Covid-19
Right now when cases are rising more than ever, everyone should be responsible and stay at home unless they absolutely have to go out. And even then, it should be common sense for parents to avoid bringing their children out and potentially exposing them to the deadly virus.
However, there are parents who seem to unaware of this and continue taking their children to crowded places, which is why Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba has warned that the police can now open investigations on parents who risk the health and safety of their children under 18 years old.
“Under Act 342 there is no regulation that a compound can be issued against a parent who brings a child to a congested place or area of COVID-19 transmission. But with the SOP issued by the MKN that has been gazetted, the defaulting parents can now be opened for investigation,” said Dr Adham.
This is especially necessary when one looks at the data of Covid-19 infection cases which recorded over 40,000 positive cases among Malaysians under the age of 18. Out of this, over 20,000 children were from the ages of 0 to 12.