CORONAVIRUS causes fever, cough, breathing difficulties.
It is spread by droplet transmission, i.e. when coughing, sneezing, but also by touching the eyes, nose and mouth with the hands.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Stay at least 2 meters away from people who cough and sneeze. When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
- Avoid going to crowded places. Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COIVD-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1 metre (3 feet).
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
- Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
- Comply with the restrictions imposed by the regulations on epidemics.
- If you suddenly develop symptoms of a respiratory infection (with at least one of the symptoms being fever, breathing difficulties or cough), and if you have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case in the last 14 days, call a poviat sanitary and epidemiological station immediately or go to the nearest hospital with an infectious diseases ward, while avoiding public transport.
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