03 March 2020

How to protect yourself from the Coronavirus

Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. This will help kill viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing
Maintain a distance of 3 feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

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 CORONAVIRUS if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
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 with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and CORONAVIRUS.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about CORONAVIRUS. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from CORONAVIRUS.

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