No more schools in Sabah to close due to H1N1, says state Health Minister

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020

KOTA KINABALU: No more schools in Sabah will be closed due to Influenza A (H1N1), says state Health and People's Wellbeing Minister Datuk Frankie Poon (pic).

He said this following the closure of SK Stella Maris in Tanjung Aru from Jan 22 to Jan 28 after seven pupils tested positive for H1N1.

"However, this is based on a case-to-case basis and we are monitoring the situation closely," he said.

Poon said although the Influenza situation was showing a gradual increase in Sabah, it was still under control.

In a statement, he urged parents to keep close tabs on their children's health conditions and to keep them at home if symptoms of H1N1 occurs.

He said they are also monitoring the overall situation statewide, and not just confined to school areas.

Poon advised the public to keep a high level of hygiene and to refrain from going to crowded places if they have symptoms like flu, cough, fever, headaches, muscle and joint pains, as well as fatigue.

"It is also good to wash your hands often, apply sanitiser and wear masks when out in public," he said.

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