10 general rules
According to the advices of the World Health Organisation WHO, the Medical council of India (MCI).
1. Wash your hands frequently.
2. Maintain distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
4. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
5. Do not take any antiviral or antibiotic medicines without medical prescription.
6. Clean surfaces with disinfectants based onchlorine or alcohol.
7. Wearing a medical mask is only recommended for people with suspected infections and for those careing for individuals having sym ptoms.
8. Products "made in China" or packages from China are not considered dangerous.
9. In case of fever or drycough after a stay in out of country within 14days, please call the toll free number 01123978046 or email at email@example.com.
10. Pets do not spread the coronavirus.
Wash your hands frequently
Hand washing and disinfection is the key to preventing infection.
You should wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, you can also use alcohol-based hand disinfectant with at least 60% alcohol.
Hand washing removes the virus.
Maintain distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
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.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
The virus enters your body via your eyes, nose and mouth, for this reason don‘t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
If you suffer from respiratory tract infection, avoid close contact to other people, 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, wear a medical mask and wash your hands frequently.
Whenver touching your mouth with your hand, you might contamine objects or persons, you get in contact with.
Do not take any antiviral or antibiotic medicines without medical prescription
At the moment there is no scientific evidence for preventing an infection with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by taking antiviral medicine.
Antibiotics do not work against viruses, they only work on bacterial infections. COVID-19 is caused by a virus, so antibiotics do not work. Antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment of COVID-19. They should only be used as directed by a physician to treat a bacterial infection.
Clean surfaces with disinfectants based on chlorine or alcohol
Chemical disinfectants based on bleacher/chlorine, resolvent, 75 vol% ethanol, peracetic acid und chloroform, can kill the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on a surface.
Ask a doctor or a pharmacist.
Wearing a medical mask is only recommended for people with suspected infections and for those careing for individuals having symptoms
WHO recommends the use of masks only if you have respiratory symptoms (coughing or sneezing), have suspected COVID-19 infection with mild symptoms, or are careing for someone with suspected COVID-19 infection. A suspected COVID-19 infection is linked to travel in areas where cases have been reported, or close contact with someone who has travelled in these areas and has become ill.
How to use a mask
The use of a masks is crucial for preventing the spread of the virus but the most effective way to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 is to frequently clean your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Wearing more than one mask is useless.
Products "Made in China" or packages from China are not considered dangerous
The WHO informs that people recieving packages from China do not run the risk of the new coronavirus as it cannot survive on surfaces for a long time.
To this day there is no scientific evidence for a risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions.
In case of fever or drycough after a stay in out of country within 14days, please call the Toll free number 01123978046 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an acute respiratory infection (sudden onset of either a cough, and/or a sore throat, and/or shortness of breath), and in the 14 days before the start of your symptoms, you were either in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 infection, or travelled to an area where there is ongoing community transmission of COVID-19 you should contact by phone for advice the free number 01123978046 of the Ministry of Health.
Use a mask when you are in contact with other persons, cover your cough with a tissue and clean your hands frequently .
Pets do not spread the coronavirus
There is no evidence that companion animals or pets such as cats and dogs have been infected or could spread the virus.
Nevertheless it is recommened to wash your hands with soap and water after being in contact with animals.