Protection Against Any Virus Outbreak Is Vital Especially For Working People
The nation is threatened with another virus outbreak, the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne Zika virus infects the Aedes mosquito explicitly. Being a tropical country, Singapore experiences wet and humid weather all year round. That can lead to dampness in natural habitat. The Zika outbreak in Singapore has everyone scrambling for safety. This means staying indoors more and avoiding being getting bitten by mosquitoes. But working people may not have the luxury of doing so — working communities of Singapore commute to work every morning and back home every evening without much protection. Hence, 3E Accounting Singapore went the extra mile to provide necessary employee protection.
The Zika Scare
Zika is a virus. When it enters the human blood through an infected mosquito bite, it can cause fever, rash, muscle and joint pain, malaise and headache. The virus can also transfer between a pregnant woman to her fetus, causing complications later in pregnancy. Similar to other infected mosquito-borne illnesses, it has no vaccine or anti-viral drugs for prevention or antidote. The fear of getting infected or bitten by mosquitoes gets even worse as the Aedes mosquitoes usually bite during early morning or late evening. These are times of that coincide with morning and evening rush hour. Generally, working people are most at risk as they commute to and fro for work.
Whenever there is an outbreak caused by mosquitoes, the most significant measure is to increase fogging areas where the first case appeared. As such, authorities are regularly fogging to snuff out mosquitoes. Another preventive measure is to ensure that there is no stagnant water laying around. Mosquitoes can quickly breed in stagnant water the size of a dime. Personally, people can wear long sleeves and long pants and douse in mosquito repellent to avoid getting bitten. This may not be practical for working people, as everyone would smell like insect repellent going to work, and others may faint at these scents. 3E Accounting is among the receptive companies that protect its employees.
A good employer will treat his or her employee like family and protect every one of them. When Singapore was hit with the Zika virus outbreak, the working community was most at risk. Given that the infected mosquitoes are likely to bite during morning and evening rush hours, one company took employee protection seriously. 3E Accounting purchased $1,500 worth of mosquito repellents and installed them in their Singapore office to ensure everyone was protected from the risk of Zika. Pregnant employees were allowed to work from home to minimize the chances of getting infected. The efforts of 3E Accounting was well appreciated by all their staff and even got a mention by The Straits Times Singapore. Admirable actions like these make lasting employees for an organization. Although protection from the risk of Zika is up to the authorities, companies should also step up their game to ensure their workplace surroundings are also free from possible mosquito breeding grounds. These efforts should be a continuous social exercise and not only during nationwide outbreaks.