Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says his teams are stretched very thin at the moment.
He says even if they all had every hour of the day available, that is still not enough time to send them into every home and community to make doubly sure the COVID-safe measures are being enforced.
He says we wear masks because covering our mouths and noses can impede the virus from spreading.
Doctor Fong stresses masks work best when everyone wears them, and when we still practice good physical distancing.
He says, even so, masks do not make the spread impossible, only less likely.
The Permanent Secretary adds handwashing, as well, is a good habit that kills the virus before it infects you.
He says if you don’t move, the virus cannot move and that is the very reason they enter COVID-positive patients into isolation.
Doctor Fong says they isolate them, they isolate the virus and they stop it from transmitting further.
He stresses that nothing kills this virus faster than when a person simply stays at home
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