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Amidst news of promising vaccination rates, Putrajaya has announced that Malaysia is in preparation to transition from a Covid-19 pandemic to endemic phase.
The move is expected to take place as soon as end of October says Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Health.
With spikes of the disease recorded worldwide, Covid-19 doesn’t look like it’s about to go away anytime soon. The best measure is to now prepare for life after Covid-19 when it is endemic within our population.
How we cope and live with it now comes down to how good our vaccines are, how fast we can vaccinate our population and how smart people get about protecting themselves and the larger community.
As we re-enter a world where Covid-19 is endemic, keep in mind these common practices that should be commonplace by now.
Even if you’re fully vaccinated, it does not mean you’re fully immune from breakthrough infections. Distance is still your safest bet to not catch and spread the virus. Endemic diseases can still record outbreaks given that it is not completely eradicated; it merely has its rate of infection brought under control with heightened immunity in the community. Stay a minimum of 1.5metres away from the next person and keep your masks on.
Businesses will soon be resuming along with a host of other social activities. As we return to as much normalcy as we can, some practices, unfortunately, will never go back to normal. Handshakes, cheek pecks and hugs should be avoided whenever possible. Sharing of food and personal spaces should be reserved for only immediate family members living in the same household. For day-to-day transactions, go cashless whenever possible to avoid frequent contact and passing on of physical cash and coins.
While we may be tempted to jump back into our favourite leisure activities including concerts, going to the movies and more, we’ll do well to avoid crowds, especially if ventilation of the involved space is poor. Keep masks on indoors whenever possible to minimise transmission of mouth and nasal droplets and aerosols.
Wash and sanitise frequently
The smallest acts often bring forth the biggest impacts. Wash your hands frequently, for a minimum of 20 seconds each time. Should soap and water not be immediately available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with a minimum of 75% alcohol content to kill on-hand germs. Kill the virus and stop the spread.
Dispose your mask properly
Fold it in half twice until it looks like a roll and double bag it before disposing it with other household waste. You may also opt to cut up the ear loops before disposal to avoid small animals from getting ensnared in them.
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The masks are designed to provide additional, effective protection compared to mass-produced masks in the market. The 4-ply configuration is designed to provide 99% filtration efficiency against bacteria and other particles, while the hydrophobic outer layer protects the wearer from liquids droplets and biofluids.
These masks are also gentle on the skin. With safety as the brand’s top priority, the masks have received certifications by the Medical Device Authority (MDA), the Conformité Européenne (CE) mark and ISO 13485:2016. The masks are manufactured locally in Malaysia.
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