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CHILDREN are allowed at public places, including shopping centres and restaurants but all precautions must be taken to protect them during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said parents or guardians would not be punished for bringing along children to public places as there are no penalties gazetted for such actions.
“There are no restrictions for children to buy toys, shop and so on if they are with their parents.
“However, as I have always advised, if possible, try not to bring them along as children are part of the high-risk group, and parents must put their interests above anything else, even if they have face masks on.
“There are no penalties for this but since they are categorised under the COVID-19 high-risk group, we do not encourage children to tag along,” he said at the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) media briefing here today.