Children silent sufferers of Covid-19

Aminah Farid

Malaysian health workers wearing protective gear carry out Covid-19 screenings on children in Kuala Lumpur in this May photo. Experts say children are at greater risk of the pandemic as the virus affects them in multiple ways. – EPA pic, September 29, 2020.

CHILDREN are not the face of the Covid-19 pandemic but they risk being among its biggest victims as the coronavirus impacts their lives in profound ways, said experts.

They said that while children may not be the direct victims of the coronavirus, they may still suffer mentally after being cooped up at home, observing stringent standard operating procedures at schools, or having loved ones infected with Covid-19.

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