【WHO】Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Advice for the Public

31 JANUARY 2020

【WHO】NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-NCOV) ADVICE FOR THE PUBLIC

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) advice for the public from WHO – World Health Organization 

WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
  • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
  • The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

Protect yourself and others from getting sick

Practice food safety

Shopping/Working in wet markets in China and Souteast Asia

Stay healthy while travelling

Source from WHO World Health Organization


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