Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is on the news everywhere as the top story. It is important to familiarize yourself with the facts. Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause illness in both humans and animals. COVID-19 is the strain of coronavirus that has first appeared in Wuhan, China. The virus spreads in much the same way as the flu.
Here are some of the top tips on how to protect from coronavirus disease or any other viral disease, for that matter.
Frequently wash your hands well (for at least 20 seconds). Use soap or if soap is not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer that’s has 60% or more alcohol.
Keep a safe distance from someone who is coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching any part of your face, including the eyes.
Cover your nose with bent elbow or tissue. Then discard the tissue in a safe place.
If you have fever, shortness of breath, and/or sneezing, seek medical help right away. Call ahead letting them know your symptoms.
Stay at home when you are sick.
Follow accurate directions from your local health authority and doctors.
Stay alert and get the facts about coronavirus. Here is a list of accurate latest information (which was used for this article):