Recommendations By WHO To Reduce Exposure And Transmission Of The Deadly Coronavirus

In recent times, the outbreak of the coronavirus around the globe has caused a state of international emergency. Due to this, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided a list of standard hygiene directions to general public to curb the exposure and transmission of the disease.

Below are the WHO recommendations to reduce exposure and transmission of the disease:

  • 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.
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