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PM: Co-operate to contain flu outbreak

PUTRAJAYA: Adhere to the measures instituted by health authorities to curb the spread of influenza A (H1N1) in the country, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told the public.

Najib, who expressed concerned over the rising number of A (H1N1) cases in Malaysia, particularly local transmissions, said everyone must take steps to prevent the disease from spreading.

“Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced several measures and I want everyone to give their full co-operation. I hope the public will take heed of all the suggestions and advice given.

“We do not want the situation, especially local transmission, to worsen,” he told reporters after opening the Seventh Heads of Mission conference here yesterday.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has encouraged school children returning from the United States, Australia and Philippines to stay away from school for a week, from the day they get home.

“They must seek immediate treatment if they are unwell, while those who have returned from other countries should also be equally vigilant,” he said.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said school principles could also assess and decide whether to have students returning from the US, Australia and the Philippines to stay away from school for a week.

“The school could make arrangements for the students involved so that their studies are not disrupted,” he added.

Source : The Star

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