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Children’s Authority urges parents not to expose sick children to others

Parents and guardians who use elderly caregivers need to make alternative arrangements when children are showing flu-like symptoms.

“The Authority is aware that the usual caregivers whom parents rely on when school is closed, may be those who are elderly or at greater risk of experiencing severe illness, due to COVID-19,” a release from the Children’s Authority last Tuesday stated. Other high-risk persons should also not be exposed to sick children.

It stated parents and guardians should teach and encourage children to wash and sanitise their hands regularly; advise them they were not on vacation and need to avoid crowded areas. Schools have been ordered closed until April 20 as a precaution against the virus.

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