KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 4,422 children have lost at least one of their parents or guardians due to the deadly Covid-19 virus, says Datuk Seri Rina Harun.
The Women, Family and Community Development Minister told Parliament that her ministry was concerned over their welfare and had come up with several initiatives to assist each of them accordingly.
"Based on the statistics from the Education Ministry, as of Sept 13, 2021, a total of 4,422 school children have either lost their parent or guardian or both due to Covid-19, making them orphans since the pandemic hit our country," she told Hannah Yeoh (PH-Segambut) during Ministers' Question Time.
Yeoh wanted to know the number of children who were made orphans due to the pandemic and what was being donRead More »
Covid-19: Fake news, orphans and unvaccinated teachers to be raised in Parliament on Monday (Sept 20)
KUALA LUMPUR: Fake Covid-19 news, children made orphans by the pandemic and unvaccinated teachers are some of the issues to be highlighted in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Sept 20).
Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun (PN-Beaufort) wants to know what steps are being taken by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry to prevent abuse of social media especially Facebook and WhatsApp with regard to Covid-19.
She will be raising the issue with Tan Sri Annuar Musa in light of the anxiety caused by such abuses, particularly with regard to Covid-19 vaccines.
Hannah Yeoh (PH-Segambut), on the other hand, wants to know the number of children who were made orphans due to the pandemic.
She will be asking Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri RinRead More »