IAC Advises Senior Citizens to Avoid Social Interactions Amid COVID-19 Surge

The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) advised senior citizens in Singapore to avoid social interactions for the next two weeks amid a surge in COVID-19 community cases.

“Seniors are at a higher risk of developing serious health complications if they are infected with COVID-19,” said the agency.

AIC urged all seniors and relatives living with them to take extra precautions to protect themselves against the virus.

The agency encouraged seniors to stay at home and avoid crowded places. It is also said that seniors should maintain proper hygiene.

Family members were also encouraged to assist the elderly at home with purchasing needed things, according to the agency.

It is recommended that those living alone go out only for essential activities such as seeing a doctor and return home as soon as feasible.

Editors Note: Story “SENIORS-ADVISE-AVOID-INTERACTIONS” corrected on 15.09.2021 20:36

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