Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament (MP) Fahmi Fadzil has requested patience and composure from the public after messages of a COVID-19 positive student in the constituency went viral
Taking to his personal Facebook account yesterday evening, 11 August, Fahmi said he has been receiving many calls and messages regarding a secondary school student who tested positive for the coronavirus and has been hospitalised.
However, the Lembah Pantai MP said that he has yet to receive official information from the Ministry of Health (MOH) about the matter.
"In the meantime, I would like to remind all parties to be patient, calm, and continue being careful."
The viral messages allege that the student comes from a secondary school in Bangsar
The messages claim to be written by community representatives and school teachers who "confirmed" that the student is COVID-19 positive.
They called on other school students to get tested and to avoid the clinic that the student went to.
Shared with the messages is also a purported Instastory screenshot that shows a group of students in school uniforms showing off pink quarantine wristbands while still in their classroom.
Fahmi hoped that the public would only share credible information from the National Security Council (NSC) or the MOH
While waiting for the authorities to verify the information, he reminded the public to continue abiding by the standard operating procedures (SOPs) given by the MOH such as wearing a face mask in public places, avoiding crowded spaces, washing hands with hand sanitiser or soap frequently, and avoiding handshakes if possible.
The MP also called on parents who send their children to the said school to keep calm because as far as he knew, all the schools have been following the SOP provided by the Ministry of Education.
However, he asked worried parents to direct their queries to the school management.
For credible COVID-19 updates in the country, you can follow the MOH on their official Facebook and Twitter.
If you are unsure of SOPs for the Recovery Movement Order, you can follow the NSC on their official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Telegram for credible information.
Otherwise, you can also check the veracity of messages via the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on Sebenarnya.my.
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