MOH survey: Malaysians have high awareness to live with new norms against COVID-19

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PUTRAJAYA DEC.25: A survey on the new norms involving 36,841 respondents carried out by the Ministry of Health (MOH) has found that 93.3% of the people put on face masks, 89.6% adhere to physical distancing and 89.7% wash their hands with water, soap or hand-sanitizer.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the survey was carried out online from 25th until 30th November 2020 to identify the practice of new norms and the empowerment of the community in asking the family members, friends and individuals to live with the new norms.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, from the survey, it was found that 93.8% of the respondents were courageous to ask the family members to wear face masks, 90.1% dared to ask them to adhere to physical distancing while 90.8% have asked the family members to wash their hands with water, soap or hand sanitizer.

“Relating to the call on friends to wear face masks, the survey had found that 82.2% of the respondents dared to ask their friends to put on face masks while 79.4% had asked their friends to adhere to physical distancing while 79.2% respondents had asked them to wash their hands with water, soap or hand sanitizer,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

However Dr. Noor Hisham said, when the request was posed to other people, only 57.3% of the respondents were courageous to ask other people to wear face masks, 59.6% dared to ask others to adhere to physical distancing while 56.7% were willing to ask them to wash their hands with water, soap or hand sanitizer.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham the survey has found positive result that shows the Malaysians have high self awareness and every change starts with oneself and that is the first step to garner success including the success in fighting against COVID-19.

Dr. Noor Hisham urged the people to cooperate and work together in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. –Malaysia World News


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