Covid-19, Prevention and Social Distancing

People across the world are feeling the pressure of this Covid-19 Pandemic. With the Movement Control Order released by our Prime Minister on 16 March 2020, all Malaysians have had to adapt to a new style of working and coping with new regulations for a period from 18 to 31 March 2020 for now, unless otherwise extended

Working from home aside, there are a few things we as Malaysians should be practising to prevent the further spread of this virus. If you haven’t seen this guide image before, where have you been? If you have seen it, well let’s reinforce the message a little more. 

Preventing the Spread of Covid-19

Covid-19 prevention

Prevention methods to reduce your chances of contracting the virus are easy, however, they need to become habitual. 

  1. STOP touching your face.

    • This means you need to make a conscious effort to not rub your EYES, scratch your NOSE and wipe your MOUTH with your bare hands. 
  2. Wash your hands regularly.

    • The virus is said to take 20 minutes to transfer or activate once on your skin. So SANITIZE or WASH your hands with soap for 20 seconds every 15 MINUTES. 
  3. If you are SICK, just stay home. If you must go out wear a MASK.

    • The mask will prevent any germs you have from spreading to other people when you breathe, cough or sneeze. 
  4. Avoid close contact.

    • If you know someone who is sick, avoid close contact with them. If you are sick, avoid them ALL. 
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

    • Now there are several items that fit this description that most people forget about, so here’s a list. Of course, there could be more… 
      1. YOUR MOBILE PHONE (the glass is a breeding ground for all kinds of viruses. Clean it as much as you clean your hands. 
      2. Tabletops and Chairs
      3. Your Computer, Screens, Keyboards and Mouse. 
      4. Light and Power Switches 
      5. Doorknobs and Handles
      6. Bannisters and Staircase railing
      7. BUTTONS (In the lift, on the water dispenser, TV remote, etc.) 
      8. Sofa’s and your bedding
  6. Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.

    • Always, always have a mask, towel or tissue handy when you are coughing, sneezing or having a runny nose. Worst case scenario, cough or sneeze into your inner elbow.

Now, if you are sick, please seek medical attention ASAP! 

Social Distancing

Social Distancing is another thing we should be practising to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The recommended distance between people to avoid contracting this virus is 3 meters. It may be a bit unrealistic but it’s safe. 

So here’s a tip; avoid crowded places and keep a distance if you’re in a queue. 

There are a bunch of great games you can play, even whilst social distancing. Here are a few you might want to check out;

  • Jackbox Games
  • Call of Duty
  • Overcooked 2
  • Chess (the virtual kind)

For all these games, you will need a laptop, your mobile device and maybe a play station or Xbox. Get in touch with your friends and family and get socialising. If all else fails, group con calls are always a good thing. 

Just remember to disinfect everything used, and carry your sanitizer with you. If you need to communicate, come on guys, we will in the internet generation. Facetime, WhatsApp video call, and Skype are your new best friends! 

Social Distancing is not about not socialising, it’s about being safe while socialising. Stop the spread of Covid-19!

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