Everything You Need to Know about the Covid-19
AWARENESS FOR CORONA VIRUS
WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. (MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.)
- 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 YOUR 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.
- 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. (PRACTICE RESPIRATORY HYGIENE).
- Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority(IF YOU HAVE FEVER, COUGH & DIFFICULTY BREATHING, SEEK MEDICAL CARE EARLY).
- National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
PROTECTION MEASURES FOR PERSONS WHO ARE IN IR HAVE RECENTLY VISITED ( PAST 14 DAYS AREAS WHERE COVID-19 IS SPREADING)
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. (COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES)
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitize that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- If you are sick: You should wear a face-mask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a face-mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a face-mask if they enter your room. (WEAR A FACE MASK IF YOU ARE SICK)
- Clean & disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.(CLEAN AND DISINFECT)
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Follow the guidance outlined below,
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.
- Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
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