Mode of transmission of novel coronavirus COVID-19 from individuals is via droplets from the nose or mouth when someone with COVID- 19 coughed or sneezed. It spreads across objects and surfaces around it. Other people get COVID-19 infection by touching this object or surface, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. A person may also be infected with COVID-19 if they are in close contact with a COVID-19 patient who is coughing or sneezing or releasing a droplets. That's why it's important to maintain a distance of more than 1 meter (3 feet) from a sick person.
MOH is currently monitoring the progress of this infection and the situation is changing and will update the disease information on the MOH website from time to time. People are advised to be vigilant and to maintain good personal hygiene.