Staying or traveling in the city means that the rate that we encountering other people are higher, which also means that the higher possibility that we are exposed with viruses and bacterias. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as pandemic, all of us should stay cautious and take steps to keep our hygiene clean.
Here are some of the precaution steps that we have to take:
Note: These tips are sourced from the World Health Organisation (WHO)
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alchohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain viruses. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing/sneezing have the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touches many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, your 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. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spreads virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and breathing difficulties, seek medical assistance
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have fever, coughing and breathing difficulties, seek medical assistance early before things get worse. Follow the instructions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information about the diseases and the situation in your area. Checking in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you from getting worse and help prevent the spread of the virus and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your health care provider
Stay informed with the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow the advice and instructions given by the local health care provider, your national and local health authority on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.