I would like to applaud the authorities for moving the students back to online learning. With a population of 445,000, the daily new cases in the past few weeks have been alarmingly high, thus staying at home and observing the standard operating procedures should be the priority.
This is especially true for children below 12, who are not yet vaccinated. With no protection against COVID-19, I believe that until we have a better handle on the outbreak, we need to restrict the movement to minimise their exposure of the virus.
I call on parents to monitor their children’s health condition and ask for medical attention should they show symptoms of COVID-19.