Putting on masks good preventive measure

  • Letters
  • Friday, 25 Apr 2003

TILL today, scientists and doctors are still figuring out how the SARS virus spread.  

With a cure or vaccine far from sight, the world will have to face this threat for some time. 

The people have been told not to panic. Yes, Malaysia is safe so far, but for how long? 

Since the virus is so contagious and invisible, we cannot even tell who is having what when we are out at the work place, travelling in public transport or visiting the market.  

If everyone were to wear a mask when out at crowded places, would it not reduce the risk of getting the disease and help to check its spread? 

The victims of the Pasir Panjang wholesale market in Singapore were caught by surprise. Now, if masks had been worn by all the workers there, would the story be different?  

Schools are critical areas and the Health Ministry must ensure its guidelines are adhered to. 

I hope our medical and health care workers are well protected because they must stand fighting when we are down.  

Prevention is better than cure. 



Subang Jaya. 

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