Protective Measures Against the Coronavirus

According to the WHO:

  1. Wash your Hands Frequently: Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water for at least 30 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to kill the virus that may be on your hands.
  2. Maintain social distancing! : Maintain at least a 2-meter distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing because when someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
  3. 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, and mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
  4. Practice respiratory hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze then dispose of the used tissue immediately because droplets cause viruses.
  5. Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, bedding and other household items if you’re sick.
  6. Clean and disinfect surfaces you often touch on a daily basis.
  7. Stay home from work, school, and public areas if you’re sick unless you’re going to get medical care. Avoid taking public transportation!.
  8. Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat or animal organs.
  9. Avoid contact with live animals and surfaces they may have touched if you’re visiting live markets in areas that have recently had new coronavirus cases