Being socially responsible, considerate during COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines state that if you have a fever, cough or sore throat you should seek medical care early, stay at home and follow the directions given by the Ministry of Health (MoH). This will help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19.

If people display symptoms such as a continual cough, it would be prudent to go to a doctor or the medical authorities for possible COVID-19 testing.

It is rather disheartening to have multiple encounters involving people who are out in the community, coughing their way around a supermarket.

If people are sick, they have a ‘duty of care’ to safeguard themselves and others, so that their condition does not impact healthy people out in the community.

If people are unsure about their condition, they should send someone else to do their shopping.

Can the MoH continue to echo this message to the public, that being socially responsible and considerate during this period is vitally important for everyone’s health.

A Concerned Resident