1. WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY:
Wash your hands with soap and running water frequently. And use an alcohol-based hand soap. Because virus is killed by washing hands with alcohol based soap and water, if it is on your hand.
Wash your hands:
- When hands are visible dirty.
- After coughing and sneezing.
- When caring for the sicks.
- Before, after and during preparing food.
- Before eating.
- After using toilet.
- After handing animals or animal waste.
2. AVOID CLOSE CONTACT:
Avoid close contact when you are suffering from fever and cough. And distance yourself 1 meter (3 feet) from those who are sneezing, coughing and suffering from fever. Because small virus containing droplets are projected by people who are infected with respiratory diseases, like 2019-nCoV. You can breathe in the virus if you are too close to these people.
3. SEEK MEDICAL CARE EARLIER:
If you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, contact a doctor immediately. Tell your doctor if you have recently traveled to China or if you have meet someone who has been there lately and has respiratory symptoms. Because fever with cough and sneezing are it’s symptoms. And if you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to China, carefully practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene and stay home until you are fully recovered.
4. COVER MOUTH AND NOSE:
While sneezing and coughing, cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue. And throw it immediately into nearby bin, after use. Avoid Spitting in public.
5. AVOID TOUCHING EYES MOUTH AND NOSE WITH UNCLEAN HANDS:
Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unclean hands, because many virus contaminated surfaces are touched by your hands. And by touching eyes, nose and mouth with these contaminated hands, virus can be transferred from surface to you.
6. WEAR PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Wear protective gowns, gloves and facial protection while handling animals and animal products. Remove protective clothes after work and wash them daily.
7. PRACTICE FOOD SAFETY:
Use different chopping boards and knives for raw meat and cooked foods. Wash hands between handling raw and cooked food. Sick animals and animals that have died of diseases should not be sold in markets and eaten.
Read More: Coronavirus – World Health Organization