About COVID-19(Coronavirus) Disease – How to Protect Yourself

Corona virus Know How it Spreads?

 The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • Close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands .

How to protect yourself?

  • Clean your hands often

  • Reducing contact with others

  • Self-isolating, and monitoring for symptoms (cough,               fever or difficulty breathing) for 14 days 

  • Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Practicing social distancing and proper hygiene 

>> Social Distancing :

  • Avoiding crowded places and non-essential gatherings.
  • Avoiding common greetings, such as handshakes.
  • Limiting contact with people at higher risk like older adults and those in poor health.
  • Keeping a distance of at least 2 arms-length (approximately 2 metres) from others.

>> Proper Hygiene:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food

  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available when coughing or sneezing.

  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand.

  • Dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

  • Wear a face-mask if you are sick

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