MAPSSS appeals to parents, teachers and school management teams to strictly observe the directives issued by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry for Health.
MAPSSS said that children who have visited China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Iran and the regions of Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto in north Italy should auto quarantine for 14 days.
MAPSSS urges all those concerned not to succumb to panic and asked for the avoidance of any arbitrary actions based on misinformation.
Furthermore, just like in any other situation, parents are to keep children who are sick at home. On the other hand, schools are to ensure that there is constant water supply and soap in every sanitary facility in order to prevent the spread of any kind of infection.
MAPSSS will continue to keep parents adjourned with directions given from time to time by the Ministry of Education or the Ministry for Health.