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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

Coronary Virus Prevention (Covid-19)
Be sure to follow the update on the Covid-19 outbreak, on the WHO website and through local and national public health authorities. While Covid-19 infection is still mainly in China, there are some hotspots in other countries. Most people who develop the infection feel mild symptoms and recover, but other symptoms may appear more severe. Be sure to protect your health and protect others with the following measures:

Wash your hands regularly
why? Cleaning your hands with soap and water or rubbing them with an alcohol disinfectant will kill the viruses that may be on your hands.

Ensure respiratory hygiene practices

Make sure to cover your mouth and nose by bending your elbow or handkerchief with coughing or sneezing, then dispose of tissue immediately by throwing it in a closed trash can and cleaning your hands with alcohol or water and soap.

why? Covering the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing prevents germs and viruses from spreading. But if you cover your mouth and nose with your hand while sneezing and coughing, germs may be transferred to all the things and people you touch.

Avoid getting close to people

Keep at least one meter between you and anyone coughing or sneezing.
why? When a person coughs or sneezes, small liquid drops from his nose or mouth may contain the virus. If you are very close to it, you can breathe these drops, including the virus that causes Covid-19, if the person has it.

Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth
why? Hands touch many surfaces and can catch viruses. If the hands are contaminated, they may transfer the virus to the eyes, nose, or mouth. The virus can enter the body through these outlets and make you sick.

If you have a fever, cough, and trouble breathing, seek medical advice right away, you may have a respiratory infection or another severe illness. Call before going to the care provider and tell them if you have recently traveled or have been in contact with any traveler.

why? Pre-contacting your care provider will allow you to quickly guide you to the appropriate healthcare facility. This will also help prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and other viruses.

Follow developments and follow the advice of healthcare providers
Be sure to stay informed of Covid-19 disease. Follow the advice of your health care provider and that of your local and national public health authorities or your employer on ways to protect yourself and others from developing COFED-19.

why? Since local and national authorities have the latest information on whether a Covid-19 infection has already spread in your area, they are best able to advise on what people in your area should do to protect themselves.

source: WHO


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