Minister Strongly Advises Parents Not To Bring Their Children To Ramadan Bazaars

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Malaysia's busy Ramadan bazaars spark fears of rise in Covid-19 cases | The Straits Times
The Straits Times

Now that Ramadan bazaars are in abundance, it’s important to remember that the Covid-19 virus is still present and that we still need to maintain precautions.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali advised that despite our transition to endemic phase, it is still not advisable for children – or anyone who is unvaccinated for that matter – to go to crowded places.

This includes the Ramadan bazaars.

“It is advisable not to bring children to such places as we do not want to observe Ramadan in a sombre mood or at hospitals,” he told reporters.

At the moment the vaccination rate among children is still low with only 38% vaccinated therefore posing risks for them to be out and about especially with the rampant Omicron variant.

Even though it may be tempting to bring them along on a food excursion during this holy month, it would be wiser to leave them at home and surprise them with their favourite food upon your arrival home.