How To Self Protect Against COVID-19 – WHO

Self Protect Against COVID-19 - WHO
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(Last Updated On: July 13, 2020)

Are you aware of the fact that COVID-19 is an infectious disease? Do you know how to self protect against COVID-19? COVID-19 can spread from person to person mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes. The best way of protection is by keeping social distancing. Continue reading and watch the video to know guidelines from WHO about how to self protect against COVID-19.

How To Self Protect Against COVID-19 – WHO

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COVID-19 is an infectious disease – WHO

Watch this short animation to learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself against it.

COVID 19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time.

It is spread from person to person mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks coughs or sneezes these droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.

These droplets are too heavy to travel far in the air. They only travel approximately one meter and quickly settle on surfaces. This is the reason person-to-person spread is happening, mainly between close contacts.

The exact time that the virus can survive on surfaces is not yet known. So it is wise to clean surfaces regularly. Particularly in the vicinity of people infected with COVID-19 hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus.

You should, therefore, avoid touching your eyes nose or mouth since contaminated hands can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.

When coughing or sneezing cover your mouth and nose with the bend of your elbow or use the disposable tissue. If a tissue is used discarded immediately into a closed bin. The most effective way to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus is to clean your hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water this will eliminate the virus if it is on your hands.

Stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Source: WHO YouTube Coronavirus Disease

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Conclusion

It is a fact that COVID-19 is a very dangerous disease spreading the whole world. Don’t ignore the instructions and guidelines from health departments and governments. Stay safe at home and save others.

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