"Germs away! The safety of our passengers and the airport community is always our topmost priority." <small> Cover image via Malaysia Airports/Facebook </small>
Cleaning staff at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have won the Internet over with their hard work of keeping the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) at bay
Photos of them working tirelessly were shared on the Malaysia Airports Facebook page on Monday, 27 January.
“Germs away!” read the status update, “We are doing everything we can to maintain hygiene at our airport by sanitising the handrails of escalators and trolleys.”
“The safety of our passengers and the airport community is always our topmost priority.”
Several staff members donning face masks and gloves were seen wiping down surfaces at KLIA
To reduce the spread of infection of the Wuhan virus, they were disinfecting surfaces that come into regular contact with travellers' hands, such as escalator handrails, trolley handles, and signage.<br></br></p>
The photos have since gone viral, with Facebook users thanking the workers for their diligence and hard work at maintaining the hygiene of the airport behind the scenes
“You are all national heroes. Thank you. My son is also working at what is the main entrance to the country. I am worried beyond imagination,” said a user.
<p>While this user praised the workers and hoped that they be given face masks to keep themselves safe while cleaning.</p> <p>"Whatever way we see things, they are among the true heroes, keeping things moving like clockwork," commended this netizen.</p>
While the airport cleaners are working tirelessly to keep the virus at bay, we should also be paying attention to our personal hygiene:
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