Green Pulse Podcast: How NEA works with cleaning crews for Covid-19-affected premises and households

ST’s environment correspondent Audrey Tan (left) chats with a panel of experts on the importance of personal and public hygiene, as Singapore battles Covid-19.
ST’s environment correspondent Audrey Tan (left) chats with a panel of experts on the importance of personal and public hygiene, as Singapore battles Covid-19.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Green Pulse Ep 18: How NEA works with cleaning crews for Covid-19-affected premises and households

8:35 mins

Synopsis: Green Pulse is an environmental podcast series at The Straits Times which analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. 

Tune in to this episode to find out about "DID" - how the community and the authorities can practise the good basic rule of short duration, low intensity and low density, to break and disrupt the spread of the coronavirus.

Find out how the NEA helps cleaning crews disinfect and clean premises, as well as households, associated with identified Covid-19 cases.

Even common bleach can properly disinfect and help households remain clean.

In the first of a series of podcast episodes based on The Straits Times' The Big Story video, ST’s environment correspondent Audrey Tan chats with a panel of experts to discuss the importance of personal and public hygiene, as Singapore continues its battle against Covid-19. Subjects covered are the drive for cleanliness amid disease, the existing state of hygiene, the need for a greater appreciation of cleaners and life beyond Covid-19.

The panel includes:

1. Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources

2. Professor Wang Linfa, infectious diseases expert at Duke-NUS Medical School

3. Mr Edward D'Silva, chairman, Public Hygiene Council

4. Mr Tai Ji Choong, director of the Department Of Public Cleanliness, The National Environment Agency (NEA)

Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg) & David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg) & Ernest Luis (ernest@sph.com.sg)

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Edited by: Adam Azlee

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