Health Director-General, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, said that parents and guardians who insist to bring their young children to public places without legitimate reasons are likely to face legal action.
He said that the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the MKN will discuss the implementation of the enforcement tomorrow for those stubborn parents.
Currently, MOH and MKN are still using a soft approach by advising parents before taking any action against them.
"We'll discuss (with MKN) how parents who insist on bringing their young children in public places and hospitals without a prior appointment can be enforced (acts)," he said here in a COVID-19 daily media conference.
Dr. Noor Hisham replied to the reporter who asked that the MOH issue any directives regarding actions taken during the Conditional Motion Control Order (CMCO) period by parents who took their young children to public places.
He also stressed that, despite the number of new positive cases of COVID-19 infection over the two weeks of CMCO, the level of compliance with the Standard Operating Process (SOP) must still be improved.
He said the SOP-compliance among the people was very important before the implementation of the exit strategy to be considered, otherwise, the CMCO could always be extended.
“We are not even discussing the exit strategy at this time, we are just giving the CMCO some leeway.
“If we obey (SOP) and positive new cases continue to be maintained at two digits, we might consider whether we need an exit strategy,” he said.
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