Here's Where Your Parents or Grandparents Can Watch Coronavirus Safety Videos in Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese
Rather than just being irresponsible or unreasonable, the older generation may find it harder to abide by the rules. Here's how you can help.
Since the implementation of the circuit breaker, many people have been caught flouting the rules, with a fair share of them being the elderly.
Rather than just being irresponsible or unreasonable, the older generation may find it harder to abide by the rules because they are not well-informed on why they need to stay at home.
Here’s a couple of coronavirus safety videos in different dialects that you can share with the elderly to help them understand why it is important to stay home and stay safe!
Coronavirus Safety Videos to Share With the Elderly
While keeping the public updated and informed on the current situation in mainly English, Gov.sg has also created informative videos for dialect-speaking elderly.
LearnDialect.sg is an online platform co-founded by husband and wife, Eugene Lee and Ski Yeo.
To help keep the elderly informed and updated on the current coronavirus situation, they have created precautionary videos in various dialects such as:
Ministry of Health (MOH)
MOH has collaborated with FLY Entertainment, an artiste management company founded by local actress Irene Ang, in creating a video regarding the coronavirus.
The video, which is hosted by Irene and Wang Weiliang, explains to seniors what Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) are and what people should do if they are feeling sick during the coronavirus period.
Here is the video in Cantonese and Hokkien.
Mediacorp has also released a video with local actors speaking to the public in Cantonese and Hokkien to encourage them to stay home and practise social distancing when out.
Night Owl Cinematics
The Singaporean production company known for its YouTube channel, Ryan Sylvia, has created an Instagram video compilation for locals.
The video consists of residents encouraging their fellow peers to stay home in various dialects and languages such as Cantonese , Hokkien , Teochew and Hainanese .
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NEED HELP SPEAKING TO YOUR PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS? Here we have our parents & grandparents advising their fellow older gen peers to stay home! Swipe for the different dialects & languages! 1. Cantonese 2. Hokkien 3. Teochew 4. Malay 5. Tamil 6. Hainanese 7. Mandarin Share these with your loved ones! Stay safe & #StayHomeForSG! #SGUnited
Started by a Singaporean dad who is also a YouTuber and blogger, Lawrence Pang created videos in Hokkien to help inform the elderly on government measures in regards to the coronavirus situation.
MP Baey Yam Keng
Member of Parliament Minister Baey Yam Keng has also pitched in to reach out to citizens using Teochew. Check out his video here.
Don’t speak dialect? Don’t worry! Use these resources to help communicate to your loved ones on why staying home is so important!
This post was first published in AsiaOne and republished on theAsianparent with permission.