Many confirmed COVID-19 cases in Singapore so far were transmitted during social activities and gatherings, with individuals continuing with daily activities even though they were unwell.
What can we do to protect ourselves?
Answer: Take safe d i s t a n c i n g seriously.
The idea is simple – to maintain a distance between yourself and others and minimise physical interactions. By doing so and reducing gathering in close proximity with crowds, we can slow down the transmission chain and flatten the epidemic curve. This is the best way to contain and prevent community spread as it can serve as a circuit breaker.
The WHO has advised to maintain at least one metre distance between yourself and anyone who is sneezing and coughing. That’s because when someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus.
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By playing our part, we can help to prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed and protect those who are most susceptible to the virus.
For more on the safe distancing measures in place, click here.