As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, many preventive measures have been implemented by the authorities including the government, healthcare agencies, researchers, scientists and individuals. One of the most crucial steps taken to prevent transmission of the disease is the Movement Restriction Order (MRO) that has greatly impacted everyone in every aspect of life. In Malaysia, we have been given the instruction to stay at home since 18th March 2020. Initially, the duration given was for up to 2 weeks. Nevertheless, with the spike in the number of infected patients and deaths, the MRO was extended. Many questions were asked. Why do we need to stay at home? What is the significance of staying put at home in helping to prevent the disease spreading? The scientists and researchers explained that this step will stop the chain of disease transmission. During this period, patients who are experiencing symptoms can be identified and tested. At the same time, the patients will not spread the disease to another person if they stay at home.
Needless to say, staying at home for the whole two weeks can be very challenging to some people especially if they are extroverted and love to socialise with friends and others. With recent news of RMO being extended, some people started to feel desperate and tried to break the rules by hanging out in the public area without thinking of the consequences that they might face in the future. Infact, there are few people who remain oblivious by exercising in the park waiting to be caught by the police. There are many people who adhere to the rules of movement restriction order. Nevertheless, some people start to feel fidgety as they are out of ideas on what to do to fill in their time at home. When this happens, their mental and physical health start to be affected. Actually, there are many activities that can be done during this stay home period to stay fit, healthy and highly energized. This article will enlighten you with brilliant steps and tips!