"Ehm, x confirm lg.. bdk vaji da sampai sejak jumaat lg..adasorang kena masuk hops smlam.."
"Ya..rugby x de"
"Abg ****, match rugby vaji memang dibatalkan dek h1n1..ehm, x tau nak ckp apa.."
I got the message earlier on - I thought it was a joke.
So the boys kept sending SMS throughout the day. They usually have more time during the weekend so they SMS a lot more.
Was driving back and bumped with Nale 92 @ Bentong. He was on the way to Cherating after his family holiday had to be rerouted. What a downgrade, from Melbourne to Cherating - all because of H1N1.
I called Holland (the hockey captain) just to find out how they have been doing with the hockey t-shirt to collect funds for the team.
Then I found out that he has been quarantined, together with seven others - they were among the people who have had contacts with the Vaji boy who was confirmed to have been infected with H1N1.
He sounded jovial, joking around that he has not been successful at trying to get a jambu (apparently he has been trying very hard! A goal he wants to achieve before leaving the school). He laughed when I asked whether he has enough clean clothe and boxers - I am not sure whether they understand the magnitude of it all, so I am sure they might not be as prepared with the things they wanted to bring in.
Asked about whether his parents knew - he said yes.
We were laughing all along and I told him not to worry about it, it'll be fine.
5 hours later, reading the news report etc. suddenly it sinks in.
What if he really got infected too?
What if the school has to be closed temporarily - what if it spreads?
Over the last 6 years, each year we look after nearly 70+ people directly (whether they are debaters, hockey players or F1 kids) or easily 200+ whom we had encountered indirectly.
The thought that anyone of them is exposed to this, is quite unthinkable.
Hope all will turn out well for Holland and the others. I know that he (Holland) can be mistaken for a mentally and socially retarded boy (ha ha), but he has provided so much joy for the last 3 years (oo well, 2 years actually, in the first year we knew him - he didn't say a single word).
Who would have thought that MCKK is infected with H1N1, of all places!
Pelajar Dari Thailand Disahkan Hidapi Selesema Babi Di MCKK
KUALA KANGSAR, 4 Julai (Bernama) -- Seorang pelajar dari Thailand yang tiba di Maktab Melayu Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) di sini dikesan positif menghidapi virus selesema babi (H1N1) Sabtu.
Menurut sumber, kes import itu dikesan apabila pelajar terbabit tiba di MCKK di sini untuk mengadakan perlawanan bola sepak persahabatan dengan pasukan MCKK.
Pelajar berkenaan sedang dikuarantin di MCKK selama seminggu dengan diawasi pihak kesihatan daerah, bersama sebahagian orang yang mempunyai kontak dengan pelajar itu, katanya ketika dihubungi di sini.
Beliau berkata pelajar berkenaan didapati mempunyai simptom menghidapi virus H1N1 ketika beliau tiba di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Bayan Lepas di Pulau Pinang semalam dan tidak pasti mengapa pelajar itu tidak dikuarantinkan.
Katanya pengawasan ketat sedang dilakukan di MCKK dan setakat ini tiada lagi melibatkan kes tempatan.
Sementara itu, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kesihatan, Kerajaan Tempatan, Alam Sekitar dan Pengangkutan Awam Negeri, Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon mengesahkan kes berkenaan, bersama beberapa orang pelajar.
In KUALA KANGSAR, a Thai student, who arrived here with his teammates for a soccer friendly with the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) today, was confirmed with the influenza A.
A source said the student and several teammates, who had been in contact with him, had been placed under quarantine at the MCKK.
The student was believed to have developed influenza A(H1N1) symptoms on arrival at the Bayan Lepas International Airport yesterday, he said when contacted today.
Perak Health, Local Government, Environment and Public Transport Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon confirmed the case - NST