Don’t panic, parents advised

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 20 Apr 2003

SUNGAI PETANI: Parents with school-going children should not panic over the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) scare as the Education Ministry had taken appropriate measures to monitor the situation. 

Education Ministry parliamentary secretary Datuk Mahadzir Mohd Khir said his ministry was monitoring the SARS situation closely and so far, there had been no SARS cases reported in schools. 

“We are liasing with the Health Ministry and we are also monitoring the situation in schools. We do not want parents to be unduly worried about the matter,” he told reporters after opening the Sungai Petani Puteri Umno annual general meeting here yesterday. 

So far, no students, teachers or staff in schools were down with SARS but the ministry would not take things for granted, he said. 

However, he urged parents to take necessary precaution if their children displayed symptoms like fever, cough and bad flu.  

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