Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak and Coronavirus Basic Protective Measures available on the WHO website. I am sharing the information from WHO website only for spreading awareness and helping people to read the guidelines of the World Health Organisation.
Table Of Contents
- 1 Coronavirus Basic Protective Measures
- 2 What can people do to protect themselves and others from getting the new coronavirus?
- 3 Why is it recommended to avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough?
- 4 How is the new coronavirus affecting people who get it?
- 5 Coronavirus Basic Protective Measures – Be Ready for coronavirus
- 6 Be Ready To Fight COVID19 – Coronavirus Basic Protective Measures
- 7 Seek Care Immediately – COVID19
- 8 Be SMART & Inform Yourself About COVID19 – Coronavirus Basic Protective Measures
- 9 Be SAFE From COVID19
- 10 Be KIND To Support Loved Ones During COVID19
- 11 Be KIND to address fear during COVID19
- 12 Protect Yourself And Others From Getting Sick
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There are several measures you can adopt to protect yourself against the new coronavirus. Watch this short video and find out what the recommendations from WHO experts are.
Why is it recommended to avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough?
There are several ways you can protect yourself from the new coronavirus. One of the recommended measures is to avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough. Watch this short video to learn more about it.
As with other respiratory illnesses, infections with 2019-nCoV can cause mild symptoms including runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever. It can be more severe for some persons, and more rarely, it can be fatal. Watch this short video to find out more.
Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading.
WHO is giving advice on how to protect ourselves & others:
- Be SAFE from Coronavirus infection.
- Be SMART & inform yourself about it.
- Be KIND and support one another.
- Be SUPPORTIVE
- Be CAREFUL
- Be ALERT
- Be KIND
- Be INFORMED
- Be PREPARED
- Be SMART
- Be SAFE
Seek Care Immediately – COVID19
- Follow accurate public health advice from WHO & your local health authority.
- Follow the news on latest Coronavirus updates.
- To avoid spreading rumors, always check the source you are getting information from.
- Don’t spread rumors.
Be SAFE From COVID19
If you are 60+ or if you have an underlying condition like:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Respiratory condition
By avoiding crowded areas or places you might interact with people who are sick.
Be KIND To Support Loved Ones During COVID19
- Check in regularly especially with those affected.
- Encourage them to keep doing what they enjoy.
- Share WHO information to manage anxieties.
- Provide calm and correct advice for your children.
Be KIND to address fear during COVID19
- Show empathy with those affected.
- Learn about the disease to assess the risks.
- Adopt practical measures to stay safe.
Protect Yourself And Others From Getting Sick
- Wash your hands with soap and running water when hands are visibly dirty.
- If your hands are not visibly dirty frequently clean them with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Wash Your Hands
- After coughing or sneezing.
- When caring for the sick.
- Before, during and after you prepare food.
- Before eating.
- After toilet use.
- When hands are visibly dirty.
- After handling animals or animal waste.
Protect Others From Getting Sick
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue.
- Throw tissue into closed bin immediately after use.
- Clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water after coughing or sneezing and when caring for the sick.
- Avoid close contact when you are experiencing cough and fever.
- Avoid spitting in public.
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
Source: World Health Organisation
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