Necessary protective measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Some people who get infected suffer a mild illness and recover, but for some, it may be more serious. Caring for your safety and helping others by doing the following things:
- Washing your hands frequently
Why? For what? Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with hand rubbing based on alcohol, or wash them with soap and water, washing your hands with soap or rubbing your hands with alcohol destroys viruses which could be on your hands
- Maintaining social distancing
Why? For what? Maintain space between you and someone who is sneezing or coughing, of at least 1 meter (3 feet). They spray tiny liquid droplets from their nose or mouth when someone coughs or sneezes, which may contain the virus. If you're too close, you can breathe in droplets, including the COVID-19 virus, if you have the disease on the person coughing.
- Avoid touching mouth, eyes, and nose
Why? For what? Hands reach several objects so that they can catch viruses. When infected, the virus can transmit to your eyes, nose, or mouth by hand. The virus can get into your body from there, which can make you sick.
- Follow/Practice lung hygiene
Why? For what? Ensure you practice good lung hygiene and the people around you. That means that when you cough or sneeze, you cover your mouth and nose with the bent elbow or tissue. Then, quickly dispose of the used tissue. Virus distributed through droplets. Protect people from viruses like cold, flu, and COVID-19 by practicing good lung hygiene.
- When you have fatigue, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention early
Why? For what? When you feel unwell, stay home. When you have fatigue, cough, and breathing problems, seek medical care, and call ahead. Follow the local health authority instructions. Federal and local authorities should provide the most up-to-date details about the area's condition. Call your health care provider to guide you to the proper health facility quickly. That will also protect you and help prevent viruses and other infections from spreading.
- Stay aware, and follow your healthcare provider's advice
Why? For what? Keep updated with the new COVID-19 changes. Follow the guidance on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 given by your healthcare provider, the national and local public health agency, or the employer. The most up-to-date details about how COVID-19 is spreading in your area will be available to national and local authorities. They're the best place to advise on what people should be doing to protect themselves in your area.
Measures for the protection of persons who have recently visited areas where COVID-19 is spreading
- Stay at home when you start feeling unwell, even with minor symptoms including headache and a slight runny nose, before you recover. Why? For what? Avoiding Eviting interaction with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to function effectively and help protect you and others against potential COVID-19.
- If you experience fever, cough, and breathing problems, seek prompt medical attention as this may be due to respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call ahead and notify your provider about any recent travel or traveler contacts. Why? For what? Call your health care provider to guide you to the proper health facility quickly. That will also help avoid possibilities that will also help to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.