Basic Protective Measures Against The New Corona Virus /COVID-19

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Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries.

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider.

Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading

Follow the guidance outlined above.

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? 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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Practice food safety

Shopping/Working in wet markets in China and Southeast Asia

Stay healthy while travelling

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