Prevention is better than cure. Follow these steps to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.
1. Maintain a Social distance
Try to maintain at least 3 feet distance from a person who is seen coughing or sneezing.
2. Wash Your hands often
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 1 minute. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
3. Stay at Home when you are sick
Try and stay at home if you feel unwell. Avoiding contact with others will help in the prevention of spreading the virus. Cover your face with a tissue while coughing or sneezing, then dispose of the tissue safely.
4. Seek immediate medical attention if you have fever or cold
Inform the health department about any of your recent travel or contact with the travellers. Get an immediate checkup to confirm that you are not infected with COVID-19.
Please note that as of now, no vaccine has been formulated for the novel coronavirus.