The Malaysian Health Ministry has informed the public on the spread of the covid-19 pandemic and how to contain it. Some of the important notices are practicing social distancing and staying home. Working remotely is another form of flattening the curve as the workforce and customers are advised to work from home and protect themselves against the dreaded pandemic. Although transport businesses including public transport have slowed down considerably since the MCO, there are still brave souls who continue going about their business for example; buses, grab drivers, monorails, private owners and more.
For those involved in public transport businesses, social distancing should be maintained where possible. People will not always be able to stay six feet apart from each other or passengers, therefore preventive measures are advised such as weaing a mask, sanitize hands and regular hand wash.
If individuals have to share enclosed spaces such as the cabs of vehicles, they should keep the window open for ventilation and they should be careful to avoid touching their face at all times. On leaving the enclosed space, they should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more or use hand sanitizer when they cannot wash their hands.
For the use of private vehicles or when car pooling, if the journey is essential, such as travel to work, and there is no option but to share a car with people who are not part of the same household, journeys should be shared with the same individuals and with the minimum number of people at any one time. Good ventilation (i.e. keeping the windows open) and facing away from each other may help to reduce the risk.
Private vehicles that are used by people from multiple households should be cleaned regularly using gloves and standard cleaning products with particular emphasis on handles and other areas where passengers may touch surfaces.
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