Coronavirus Tips :
Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 outbreaks, made available from WHO and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 has been seen by most countries around the world and many are experiencing cases.
Authorities in China and some other countries have managed to slow down their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for updates.
Tips for Protecting yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19
You can reduce your chances of infection or spread COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with alcohol based hand rub or wash with soap and water.
Why Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based liquid?
- Coronavirus Tips – Regular alcohol-based liquid hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Keep a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) between yourself and others.
- When someone coughs, sneezes, or talks, they inject small fluid droplets from their nose or mouth that may contain a virus. If you are too close, you can inhale the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
- Avoid going to overcrowded places. Why? When people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone with coronavirus and it is more difficult to maintain a physical distance of 1 meter (3 feet).
- Avoid touching yours eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touches many surfaces and can pick up viruses. After contamination, hands can transmit the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
- Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This involves covering your mouth and nose with your bending elbow when you cough or sneeze or remember to always use a tissue. Then immediately remove the used tissue and wash your hands.
- Why Droplets spread virus? By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as colds, flu and COVID-19.
Vital Coronavirus Tips
- Stay at home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms like cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Ask someone to bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them against potential COVID-19 and other viruses.
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but phone in advance if possible and follow your local health authority’s instructions. Why? National and local authorities will have the latest information on the situation in your area.
- Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly refer you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
- Keep up to date with reliable sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Why? Local and national authorities are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
Advice on safe use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers
To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser or wash your hands with soap and water. If you use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, make sure you use and store it carefully.
Keep alcohol-based hand sanitisers out of reach of children. Teach them how to apply the sanitizer and monitor its use.
Put a coin-sized amount on your hands.
Important Coronavirus Tips
Always make use of very little hand sanitisers product. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose immediately after using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, as it can cause irritation.
Recommended hand sanitizers to protect against COVID-19 are alcohol based and can therefore be flammable. Do not use before handling fire or cooking. Under no circumstances drink or let children swallow alcohol based hand sanitiser. It can be toxic.
Remember that washing your hands with soap and water is also effective against the deadly coronavirus.
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REF : WHO