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safe greetingsCOVID-19 What you need to know

COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

 

Ways to protect yourselves

Learn

  • Be aware that not everything you hear about coronavirus may be true.
  • Stay Updated and use information from trusted sources, like your health authority, World Health Organisation (WHO) or your local Red Cross or Red Cerescent.

 

Act

  • Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Avoid handshakes and close contact. Think of new ways to greet your loved ones.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes (use a tissue paper or your elbow). Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygenie you protect the people around you from viruses.
  • Stay home if you have a fever or cough.

 

Help

  • Talk things through with older family members, friends and neighbours. The risk is higher for them and they might be worried or confused.
  • Check if they need extra help with everyday things like shopping.
  • Recommend they stay home and away from public places.
  • Make sure they have a good supply of any regular medication they need.

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