In Hokkien: COVID-19 and Precautions to Take

by | Feb 4, 2020 | COVID-19, Hokkien, Hokkien - How Do You Say

Hi there! As you all may know, there are many Hokkien-speaking seniors in Singapore who do not have a strong command of English or Mandarin. As such, this video in Singapore Hokkien highlights the precautions that they can take to protect themselves from contracting COVID-19.

Please share this COVID-19 precautionary video with anyone who may find it useful. Let’s overcome this battle together!

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English Subtitles

Hello! You must have observed that many people are wearing masks recently.

This is because a new coronavirus – originated from Wuhan, China – is spreading around the globe.

The situation is a cause for concern, as effective vaccines and medicines have yet to be developed successfully.

As of 31st January 2020, there are about 10,000 confirmed cases globally with more than 200 deaths. There are also confirmed cases in Singapore.

Typical symptoms include cough, runny nose, fever and shortness of breath.

If you have just returned to Singapore, please monitor your health closely.

If you have cough, runny nose or fever within 2 weeks upon your return, please wear a mask. Seek medical attention promptly and do inform the clinic ahead of your visit.

Here are a few precautions that you can take:

  1. Avoid contact with animals, poultry and birds.
  2. Avoid consumption of raw or under-cooked meat.
  3. Avoid crowded places and people who are unwell.
  4. Observe good personal hygiene.
  5. Wash hands with soap, especially before meals and cooking as well as after using the toilet.
  6. Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  7. See a doctor if you are unwell.

Thank you.

( 中文字幕 )新冠肺炎疫情以及预防措施



现今无疫苗或特效药对病毒有效,所以目前情况相当严重, 引起各方关注。

截至2020年1月31日, 由新型冠状病毒引起的疫情至今已确诊约一万多病例、死亡超过两百例。新加坡也有确诊病例。


如果您刚从国外回返新加坡, 请密切留意自己的健康情况。

在回国的两个星期内, 若您有咳嗽、流鼻涕或是发烧的症状,请戴上口罩并及时求医。求医前请先致电诊所。


  1. 避免接触动物、家禽(如鸡、鸭)以及鸟类。
  2. 避免食用生肉或未完全煮熟的肉类。
  3. 避开人多的地方。尽量避免与身体不适的人近距离接触。
  4. 注意个人卫生。
  5. 用肥皂洗手,尤其是在:吃饭前;做饭前;上厕所后。
  6. 在咳嗽或打喷嚏时,请用纸巾捂住口鼻。
  7. 如果感到身体不适,应立即就医。


The video was created with the intention to reach as many Hokkien-speaking seniors in Singapore as possible. As such, we have chosen to use everyday Hokkien that most Singaporeans are used to and thus, may include some words from other languages too. In similar manner, we have also included English and Mandarin subtitles. We hope this helps to bridge the communication gap between our Hokkien-speaking seniors and our healthcare professionals, volunteers or simply anyone who is less fluent in Hokkien.

We’ve also recorded this COVID-19 precautionary video in Teochew, Cantonese, Hainanese and Hakka:

*The Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese and Hainanese videos were created before the formal name of COVID-19 was given. Previously, it was commonly known as Wuhan coronavirus.

COVID-19 Heightened Measures Videos (Circuit Breaker Period – April 2020)


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