How can I protect myself from the novel coronavirus disease?
- Observe proper hand hygiene – Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds (or two rounds of “Happy Birthday”) and if available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Practice good cough etiquette – Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and properly and immediately dispose of the tissue. Wash your hands properly afterward.
- Wear the face mask properly – Wear the face mask with the colored side facing outward. Remove the mask by holding only the strings. Wear one only when necessary such as if you are immuno-compromised or have a cough and cold.
- Respect personal space – avoid crowded places and maintain at least a one-meter distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
- Wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets – Although there is no evidence yet that pets can be infected with COVID-19, this will help prevent the spread of other germs such as E-coli and Salmonella.
- Wash your hands after handling things such as doorknobs and tabletops – Although coronaviruses do not survive long on objects, they have been detected on places like doorknobs, tabletops or other surfaces.
- Remember that your face is sacred – Avoid touching your eyes, nose and moth.
- Avoid eating raw or improperly cooked animal products – As COVID-19 is also animal-transmitted. Thoroughly cook meat and eggs.
- Keep your gadgets and personal items clean – Disinfect your mobile phones, tablets, laptops, bags, eyeglasses, etc. regularly.
- Boost your immune system – By eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep and exercise, and drink plenty of water. A strong immune system will be better able to fight off COVID-19.
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Source: UP (Advice for the UP Community)
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