Be aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and at national and local public health institutions. Most infected people experience a mild illness and heal, but may be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
your hands frequently Clean your hands regularly with an alcohol-based hand or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand rub kills any viruses you may have.
Maintain social distance
Keep at least 1 meter (3 feet) between yourself and anyone who coughs or sneezes.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, it sprays small drops of liquid that may contain viruses from its nose or mouth. If you are very close, if the cough has illness, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus.
Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can get viruses. When dirty, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and make you sick.
respiratory hygiene Make sure you and the people around you practice good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then discard the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By applying good respiratory hygiene, you protect people around you from viruses such as colds, flu and COVID-19.
If you have a fever, cough, and trouble breathing, seek medical attention early
. Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, and trouble breathing, seek medical advice and call in advance. Follow the instructions of your local health institution.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up-to-date information about the situation in your area. Calling ahead will ensure that your healthcare provider will quickly guide you to the right healthcare provider. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
Be informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider
. Be aware of the latest developments on COVID-19. Follow the advice given by your healthcare professional, national and local public health authority or employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up-to-date information on whether COVID-19 has spread to your region. They are best placed to give advice on what people in your area should do to protect themselves.
Follow the directions mentioned above.
If you start to recover, stay home until you recover even with mild symptoms such as headaches and mild runny nose. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visiting medical facilities will help these facilities work more effectively and protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
If you have a fever, cough, and trouble breathing, seek medical attention immediately, as this can be caused by a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider to get in touch with the latest traveler or traveler. Why? Calling ahead will ensure that your healthcare provider will quickly guide you to the right healthcare provider. This will also help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
Source: World Health Organization Web Site