A mum of baby with Covid-19 has shared a photo to remind parents to be thankful that their kids are with them, even if “circuit breaker” measures mean they’re going to be home for an entire month.
In her Facebook post on Sunday (April 5), Ryanlizana Celine Ng-Chan wrote that her daughter is case number 759. While she added that her one-year-old is “the youngest” patient on the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s list so far, that is not the case as a six-month-old was reported to be infected on Feb 5.
The one-year-old girl was diagnosed with Covid-19 on March 27, and according to MOH’s document, had recently travelled to the UK and France.
In a Facebook post that has since been taken down, Ryanlizana wrote that “reading a lot of parents complain about having to spend the whole month with their child/children” made her “want to put a tape over their mouths”.
“Be thankful your child/children is/are not confined to 4 walls in a hospital.”
Ryanlizana wrote that she hoped the photo of her crying daughter getting her second blood test would serve as a warning to parents who “still want to have one last hurrah”.
She continued: “If y’all are still letting your child/children run around playgrounds while you sitting there watching them & chit chat with the other parents, is it you want to start new playground cluster [sic]?”
In response to netizens who criticised her for going on a trip to Europe in March, Ryanlizana reiterated in a subsequent post that the aim of her post was to press upon parents that “home is the safest place” and not to “ignite a blame game”.
According to her Instagram Stories, Ryanlizana herself is also found to be infected and is currently warded with her daughter at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
Ryanlizana’s rant appears to have been prompted by her husband’s observation that there were still “plenty of kids running around the playground”, before the Government’s circuit breaker measures kick in today (April 7).
A version of this article first appeared on Asiaone; updated by Young Parents.
(Photos: Screenshot of Ryanlizana’s Facebook by Asiaone)
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