On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by coronavirus. The spread of this virus is indicating animal-to-person and mainly person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like coronavirus disease 2019. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy. Ways to protectt yourself from the illness is to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
How do I wash my hands properly?
Washing your hands properly takes about as long as singing “Happy Birthday” twice, using the images below.
Introduction to 6 steps to hand hygiene with alcohol based rub
Protect yourself and community from getting and spreading COVID-19
1. Apply alcohol based rub to the palms.
2. Rub right palm over left with fingers interlaced and vice versa.
3. Interlink your fingers.
4. Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers in palm.
5. Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and vice versa.
6. Scrub all surfaces including wrists.
clips video : 6 Steps to Proper Hand Hygiene for Hand Sanitizers - Prevent Covid-19 Spread
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
“You can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.
Rub into the hand for 15-25 seconds.”
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a face mask). Face masks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
reference : WHO | World Health Organization
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