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Basic Coronavirus Protective Measures | COVID-19

Overview:

The basic coronavirus protective measures will help you to keep yourself safe from COVID-19. Always stay aware of the new COVID-19 outbreak information available on the WHO website, and via the national and local public health authorities. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more serious for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following thing, follow the basic Coronavirus Protective Measures listed below and protect yourself against it.

Coronavirus Protective Measures:

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Wash the hands regularly.

Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand-wash or with soap and water.

Why so?

Washing your hands with water and soap or using alcoholic hand-wash destroys viruses that may be on your hand or skin.

Keep social distancing.

Keep the distance between you and someone who coughs or sneezes at least 3 feet (1 metre) or more.

Why so?

Whenever someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small, virus-laden droplets of fluid from their nose and mouth. If you are very near, you will inhale the droplets, even the Virus COVID-19, if the cougher has coronavirus.

Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose

Why, so?

Hands touch many surfaces, and they can collect viruses. Once contaminated, the virus can be transferred to your eyes, nose, or mouth by hand. The virus can get into your body from there and can make you sick.

Exercise respiratory hygiene

Ensure that you follow good respiratory hygiene, as well as the people around you. That means that when you cough or sneeze, you cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue. Then, immediately dispose of the used tissue.

Why, so?

The virus spread through droplets. You protect the people around you from viruses like cold, flu, and COVID-19 by exercising good respiratory hygiene.

If you have fever, cough and respiratory difficulties, seek medical treatment early

If you feel unwell, stay home and if you have fever, cough and breathing difficulties, seek medical attention and call ahead. Follow your local health authority guidelines.

Why, so?

National and local authorities will have the most up-to-date information regarding your area’s situation. Calling in advance will enable your health care provider to direct you quickly to the right health facility. This will also protect you, and help prevent viruses and other infections from spreading.

Stay informed, and follow your healthcare provider’s advice

Stay updated about the latest COVID-19 developments. Follow the advice given on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by your health care provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer.

Why, so?

The most up-to-date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area will be available to national and local authorities. They are best placed to advise about what people should be doing to protect themselves in your area.

Coronavirus protection measures for people who have recently visited (In the past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading

  • Follow the above Guidelines.
  • Stay at home if you start feeling unwell, even with mild symptoms like headache and a slight runny nose, until you get back.
    Why so?
    keeping away from or stop oneself from doing contact with others and visits to medical facilities will enable these facilities to operate more efficiently and help protect you and others against possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If you develop fever, cough and breathing difficulties, seek medical advice promptly as this can be due to respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your service provider about any recent travel or traveler contact.
    Why so?
    By calling in advance, your health care provider will be able to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help prevent potential COVID-19 and other viruses from spreading.

Basic Coronavirus protection measures ( Images from WHO )

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