Take care of your health and protect others during COVID-19

Most people who become infected by new coronavirus experience mild illness and recover. However, it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing these safety measures.

Restrict your contacts and maintain social distancing

Stay at home if possible. Do everything you can to not go on to infect people who are under high risk: people age 60+, people with diabetes, any heart or artery disease or stroke, any chronic condition, any respiratory condition, cancer, etc. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others, particularly, if anyone is coughing or sneezing.

Seek medical care early

If you have symptoms (fever, cough and difficulty breathing), stay home and call your healthcare provider in advance. Your healthcare provider will direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses.

Touch less and disinfect your personal space

Avoid touching things like door handles, toilet seats and flush levers, light switches, sport equipment, cash, elevator buttons, office hardware etc. Use sanitizer to disinfect surfaces at home, your phone, bag, keys, computer, wallet etc.

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly (min. 20 seconds) with soap and water or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand gel. If it is difficult to count, sing a chorus of your favorite song J Moisturize your hands regularly to avoid dryness (porous dry skin is more sensitive to viruses).

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses, so this way you can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow when coughing or sneezing. You can use tissue. Dispose the used tissue immediately.

Stay active and strengthen immunity

Try to stay active, walk, do sports and get enough sleep. Eat healthy – add more fruits and vegetables and vitamins recommended by your therapist as well. Drink more clean water. Smile and stay focused – life still goes on!

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