Keep in mind the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority.
You can reduce your chances of getting infected or spread COVID-19 by taking a few simple precautions:
Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based product or wash them thoroughly with soap and water.
Washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based rag kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain a distance of at least 1 meter between yourself and others.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
The hands touch many surfaces and can collect viruses. Once contaminated, the hands can transfer the virus to the eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and make you sick.
Make sure you and the people around you are following good respiratory hygiene. This means covering the mouth and nose with the elbow or bent tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then immediately dispose of the used fabric.
Stay home if you don't feel well. In case of fever, cough and breathing difficulties, consult a doctor and follow the indications of the local health authority.
National and local authorities will have the most up-to-date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare professional to quickly refer you to the right healthcare facility. This will protect you and help you prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
Keep up to date and avoid going out, especially if you are an elderly person or suffer from diabetes, heart disease or lung disease.
You have a better chance of getting infected with COVID-19.