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Protection measures for everyone
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing vour hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand
rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
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 virus. If you are too close, you
can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person
coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once
contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to vour eves, nose or mouth.
From there, the virus can enter vour body and can make you sick.
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 spread virus. Bv following good respiratory hygiene you
protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
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 vour
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.
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer 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 vour area. They are best
placed to advise on what people in vour area should be doing to protect
themselves.

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