Coronavirus: How to protect yourself and others

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5 tips to protect yourself from coronavirus infection.

Coronavirus also known as the COVID-19 virus, was declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization ( WHO ) on March 11, 2020. This is because the disease has spread to several continents.

To reduce the spread of infection number of general advices are given below.

5 tips to protect yourself against coronavirus

The five good tips focus on good hygiene and cleaning.

  1. Wash your hands frequently or use hand-sprays. 
  2. Cough or sneeze in your sleeve not your hands. 
  3. Avoid handshakes, cheeks and hugs limit physical contact. 
  4. Pay attention to cleaning both at home and in the workplace. 
  5. If you are elderly or chronically ill keep your distance and ask others to pay attention.

This is how you should behave against coronavirus

In addition to the five good advice, the World Health Organization (WHO) has also come up with a number of new recommendations that guide both healthy and ill.

For the ones who are not infected yet

If you are healthy then make an effort to stay healthy by protecting yourself. This way you also protect others from the infection. One way to do this is to follow the tips on hand washing. In addition, you should generally be considerate and restrict physical contact and social activities.

For the ones showing coronavirus symptoms

If you experience symptoms such as cough, light fever or cold, then the recommendation is to stay home until you feel well. Here it is especially important that you keep away from your loved ones and avoid contact with others outside the home. If your symptoms get worse call your doctor or go to the hospital.

For the coronavirus infected person

Do you have breathing problems, do you feel your symptoms have worsened, or have you been ill for several days? Then you should contact your doctor. Here, it is important that you first contact a physician by telephone. Because you may risk infecting others if you simply show up unannounced in the waiting room.