Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.
How can I protect myself and others from COVID-19?
Here are some precautions you and your family can take to help avoid infection:
1. Wash your hands frequently using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
What is the best way to wash hands properly?
Step 1: Wet hands with running water.
Step 2: Apply enough soap to cover wet hands
Step 3: Scrub all surfaces of the hands – including back of hands, between fingers and under nails – for at least 20 seconds.
Step 4: Rinse thoroughly with running water.
Step 5: Dry hands with a clean cloth or single-use towel.
2. Cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of used tissue immediately.
3. Avoid close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms.
4. Seek medical care early if you or your child has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
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