The infection is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets (through coughing and sneezing) from an infected person and touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The virus may survive on surfaces for several hours, but simple disinfectants can kill it.
How can we prevent infection and stay safe?
- Wash your hands frequently
Soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub for at least 20 seconds. This is the effective way to kill viruses that may be on your hands.
- Maintain social distancing
Keep a distance one metre (three feet) between yourself and anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms. This will prevent you from breathing in small liquid droplets, spread through coughs or sneezes, which may contain the COVID-19 virus.
- Avoid touching your face and practice respiratory hygiene
Do NOT touch your eyes, nose and mouth. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a single-use tissue when you cough or sneeze. The virus can enter your body through your eyes, nose or mouth. Good respiratory hygiene can protect you and the people around you from viruses.
- Seek medical care
Call the health authority early if you or your family have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Follow the directions of the health authority. Calling in advance will protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
If you prefer not to follow the advice above, it’s likely that this year’s Aidilfitri will only be through the whatsapp videos with your family members. We wish our customer’s health and safety during this unusual time.