CHIEF Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram says this country will have to adapt to a new normal to prepare for the phased lifting of restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the covid19 virus.
Speaking at the daily virtual media briefing on Wednesday, he said people will have to prepare for the enhancement and continuation of the public health measures. He said they will have to create a paradigm shift in their behaviour to ensure the pandemic does not continue to spread.
Parasram said this would include measures such as the continuation of hand hygiene, observing cough etiquette, the use of social distancing and masks where appropriate and the continued sanitisation of surfaces. He said people should stay at home if they or their children were ill.
The CMO said the Public Health Inspectorate will be engaged to ensure that all policies and procedures are known and operationalised nationwide.