Ismail Sabri: Covid-19 infections among children, infants worrying

PUTRAJAYA: As the number of Covid-19 cases hit an alarming 7,289 new infections, authorities revealed a startling figure of infections involving children.

The number of children infected so far is registered at 48,261.

Of the figure, 6,290 of them were infants at the age of 18 months and below.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this should be a wake up call to all, especially parents.

“As adults, it is our responsibility to protect children from being infected.

“Hence, aside from adhering to standard operating procedures, we must all exercise 'self-lockdown' to avoid not just ourselves, but our children and our beloved family from being infected with Covid-19, ” he said on Tuesday (May 25).

The Defence Minister urged parents to keep a close eye on their children, including not allowing them to play outside the house, to wear face masks and ensure self-hygiene.

Malaysia has recorded the highest number of daily Covid-19 infections yet, at 7,289 cases on Tuesday (May 25).

This brings the cumulative total to 525,889.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that Selangor topped the list of states with the highest number of cases, at 2,642, followed by Johor at 664 cases and Kuala Lumpur at 604.

Every state and Federal Territory in Malaysia has recorded new cases.

Another 60 people in Malaysia have succumbed to Covid-19, bringing the country’s coronavirus death toll to 2,369.

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