Our Health D-G Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says parents and guardians who insist to bring their young children to public places during conditional movement control order ( CMCO) without a valid reason are likely to face legal action.
Health Ministry (MOH) and the National Security Council (NSC) would hold a discussion on Tuesday (May 19) on the implementation of enforcement against those stubborn parents. Currently, the authorities are still using the soft approach to advise parents.
“We will discuss how we can enforce (action) against parents who insist on taking their young children to public places and hospitals without having prior appointment, ” he responded on a question where ministry would issue any directives regarding action towards parents took kids to public places during CMCO at the daily media briefing on Monday (May 18).
Other than that, he also added the level of compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOP) still needed to be improved despite the lower number of new positive cases of Covid-19 during the 2 weeks of CMCO.
He said the SOP-compliance among the people was very important before an exit strategy is considered. In the conditions, Malaysians obey ( SOP) and positive cases maintained at 2 digits, government only will consider whether we need an exit strategy.
Source : The Star