A substantial proportion of the Malaysian population is dependent on public transportation to go about with their daily lives. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, a group of academics from the University of Malaya has developed a Standard Operating Procedure for Public Transportation designed to minimise the risk of spread of SARS-CoV2, thus avoiding any COVID-19 outbreak potentially arising from the use of public transportation.
Supermarkets play an important role in COVID-19 prevention. Many supermarkets have put in place measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 at their premises. However, as the Movement Control Order is relaxed, and client numbers increase, supermarkets will have to be even more vigilant. This guide aims to help standardise the measures to be taken by all supermarkets, as well as offer ideas and initiatives that could be taken.
So you have got your mask and hand sanitisers. And you have prepared by learning about safe physical distancing, hand washing, dealing with contaminated surfaces and to keep away from crowds. But there is much more to prepare for before returning to the office.
The National Early Childhood Intervention Council Malaysia has developed a detailed standard operating policy (SOP) to ensure a COVID-19-safe environment for early intervention centres (EIPs), childcare centres and kindergartens. It works as a guideline for early childhood centres to take precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 disease in the community when the centres reopen for operation.
Science Media Centre (SMC) Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian Health Coalition (MHC) hosted their first webinar on Saturday to discuss strategies for the ‘new normal’ once the movement control order (MCO) is lifted. The panelists discussed many issues from the impact of long-term MCO on mental health to life after MCO and MCO exit strategies, as well as preparations for the new normal and the importance of effective science communication during the COVID-19 crisis.