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    Vigilance still necessary amid easing of measures

    Despite Monday’s announcement that masking will no longer be mandatory for the public, I am opting for the extra protection because I don’t believe we are completely out of the woods yet.

    The daily COVID-19 cases are still in the three-digit range, and one false move, we could easily find ourselves back to scrambling to contain an outbreak.

    Even the authorities have cautioned that more restrictive measures would return, should there be a need for them.

    Nonetheless, I was relieved to hear that those who work in the food and beverage industry are still required to mask up. If there is anything good that has come out of the pandemic, it is the serious look at our hygiene practices.

    Perhaps even after the world has declared victory over the coronavirus, the authorities should consider keeping the mandate for kitchen staff, waiters and baristas.

    I think the pandemic has taught us countless lessons, such as putting more focus on hygiene and cleanliness. In the past, it was common to hear complaints about dirty public toilets and other facilities.

    Now, a lot of commercial buildings seemingly took note during the health crisis and have since poured more resources into maintaining a certain level of cleanliness.

    I hope we can continue to working together towards the common goal – defeating COVID-19 – instead of celebrating too soon and forgetting our social responsibilities.

    Mad About Peanuts

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