Covid-19: Survival tips

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Florence Uwaeme

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, in the absence of soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Masks are for sick people first, then for caretakers of the sick.

Gloves are for protecting those who are taking care of the sick and should be appropriately disposed of after each use, then hands should be washed.

Don’t touch any part of your face with dirty hands.

Clean frequently touched surfaces often with soap and water, failing that, use solutions with at least 60% alcohol to wipe down such surfaces.

Cough/sneeze either into a clean tissue paper and throw it away in the trash can, or into the inner bend of your elbow.

Even people who show no signs/symptoms of being sick can be carriers of the virus (infected) and pass it on to others.

Keep at least 3 – 6 feet of distance between you and others.

Only go out for essentials like food/water, gas, fuel, medicine. Stay indoors if you can.

Obtain information regarding coronavirus from reliable sources, and fact check everything you read or hear on social media and the internet.

Try opening doors with your elbow and close them with tissue paper, then dispose off afterwards.

Instead of a handshake, use any of the following options;
Elbow bump
Wave
Bow
Salute
Foot bump
Namaste sign