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Basic preventive measures against COVID-19 Coronavirus

The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still affecting mostly people in China with outbreaks in other countries. 

Here is the link which has a live count of reported cases world-wide. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

 

  • Wash your hands frequently / Use hand sanitizer

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or hand sanitizer or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub / hand sanitizer kills viruses that may be on your hands.

 

  • Maintain social distance

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

 

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

 

  • Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose off the used tissue immediately. Why? Droplets spread viruses. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

 

  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. Keep your Manager informed if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

 

  • Stay informed and follow advice released by World Health Organization (WHO)

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by the World Health Organization on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

 

 

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