Currently there is no vaccine for the COVID-19. To prevent this disease it is advisable to avoid any form of exposure to this virus.
This virus is can be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can fall in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the respiratory tract.
Let’s fight against the spread of the virus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or handshake.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid handshaking – use other non contact methods of greeting.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately in a closed bin.
- Avoid public gatherings
- Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, telephones, laptops and handrails regularly
- Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
- Increase ventilation in all offices, rooms or vehicles
- Self-quarantine is an effective method for people who suspect that they may have been exposed to an infected person, to limited spread to others. Travelers from an area with infected cases are particularly encouraged to self-quarantine. Quarantine under medical supervision may be required for some cases.