The announcement of the Singapore-wide community quarantine has caused panic-buying amongst grocery shoppers.  They are emptying shelves of food and sanitizing products.  The government has ensured Singapore can still receive goods.  There is definitely no need to panic buy or hoard products and goods.  Many mall establishments and groceries will remain operating despite the quarantine but must practice safe social distancing.

Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus that was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China Hubei province.  The disease (like the flu) causes respiratory illness with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.

Other symptoms may include muscle pain, sputum production, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of smell, and abdominal pain. The bad news is that these mild symptoms can progress to viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure resulting to over 58,900 deaths in more than two hundred countries.  It has been reported that as of April 4th this year 2020, more than 1, 120,000 cases where more than 227,000 people have recovered.

The virus is mainly spread during close contact and by small droplets produced when people cough, sneeze, or talk. These small droplets may be produced during breathing but the virus is not generally airborne. 

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you will wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.  One must cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.  

The use of masks is recommended for those who suspect they have the virus and their caregivers.  Recommendations for mask use by the general public.

Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are sick. Maintain physical distance from others, especially from those with symptoms is a must. Stay home and self-quarantine from others in the household if you feel unwell.

There is currently no available vaccine or specific antiviral treatment  to prevent corona virus disease (COVID-19).Management involves treatment of symptoms, supportive care, isolation, and experimental measures.

 Preventive measures to reduce the chances of infection include staying at home and avoiding crowded places.  In this time of pandemic, online ordering your food like premium quality meat, seasonal fruits and fresh vegetables will be very useful. No need to leave the house for buying your groceries in the market.  

Sgwetmarket can give everything you need for your everyday food directly delivered to your home that was harvested from the farm.  We aim to provide convenience through delivery the freshest foods available. Our products are being carefully chosen, cleaned and packed using the needed sanitation process.  We also accept payments through QR codes for your purchases.

But with the strict implementation of stringent "social distancing," one of the easier and more convenient grocery shopping options that has the least physical contact can be done through online grocery shopping from Sgwetmarket. These online grocery delivery services can deliver straight to your doorstep!

Here we provide a guide to a different online food delivery services within Singapore area. Please take note that with the surge of demand for online groceries, Sgwetmarket will be able to meet your daily needs for the fresh vegetables and meat for the family without delay.  A friendly reminder for everyone: check out your virtual grocery cart of purchases that you only need. The Public is advised not to panic buy!