Parents in malaysia worried about reopening of school


The CovidNow government website now shows the vaccination rates of kids and staff at specific schools to reassure parents as schools across Malaysia reopen in phases. The resumption of interstate and international travel and the reopening of other sectors of the economy has generated worries among parents who are concerned about their unvaccinated children returning to school.
The Ministry of Health warned last month that Covid-19 infections were rising in youngsters, although the situation has eased in recent weeks. Over the previous six months, 79 deaths among people under 18 have been documented as of Tuesday (October 12). Joanne Lee, 39, a mother of two, told The Straits Times that the elementary school where her children go in Johor is preparing to reopen in November.
“I’m terrified just thinking about it.” Mid-November will completely vaccinate my 12-year-old daughter, but I have no idea when my seven-year-old son will be vaccinated. However, we must send him to school.
“Which parent would be willing to bring their children to school in these circumstances? Do they want ICUs crammed with ill children?” She was talking to intensive care units when she stated that.
The reopening of schools will begin on October 3, with candidates for key examinations first,
and will be dependent on the state’s Covid-19 status, published by the government as part of the four-phase National Recovery Plan. Primary school children aged seven to nine are expected to return to school on a rotating basis from October 17 to October 31, while those aged ten to twelve will return from October 31 in states in phase four, which is close to a full reopening.
Only half of a school’s students can physically attend courses at a time under the rotating method. Last month, Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin stated that the country is in discussions with a vaccine manufacturer to acquire vaccinations for children under 12, but no further information has been provided.


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