COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by coronavirus which was most recently identified. Until the epidemic in Wuhan, in December 2019, this new virus and disease had not been reported.
COVID-19 is a very dangerous disease because it does not have treatment or vaccinations yet. The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 208 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.
South Sudan has just confirmed its first case here are the tips you must do to protect yourself from CODI-19 and prevent the spread of disease to your family and the country:
Protection measures for everyone
Keep informed of the newest COVID-19 outbreak available information on the WHO website, and through your national and local public health authorities. COVID-19’s condition is impredictable so search for the latest news constantly.
By taking some of these easy steps you can reduce the risk of getting contaminated or spreading COVID-19:
O Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand or wash them with soap and water. Why? For what? Washing your hands with soap and water by using hand rubbing dependent on alcohol destroys viruses which can be on your hands.
O Keep the distance of anyone coughing or sneezing to a minimum of 1 m (3 feet). How does this happen? When someone cough or sneezes, they release tiny fluid droplets that may contain virus from either the nose or mouth. If you’re too close to each other, you might be able to breathe in the medication, including the COVID-19 virus.
O Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. How does this happen? Hands contact a lot of surfaces and can catch viruses. When infected, the eyes, nose or mouth can be spread by hands. The virus will get into your body from there and make you sick.
O Make sure you and the people around you are following good respiratory hygiene. This implies that when you cough or sneeze, you cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue. Right away dispose of the tissue used. Why? Why? Droplets are spreading the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect people around you from viruses like cold, flu and COVID-19.
O Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
O Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid traveling to places – especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.
Why? You have a higher chance of catching COVID-19 in one of these areas.