COVID-19 Guidelines according to the WHO
– Get vaccinated, follow your country guidelines and check government websites to register.
– Keep physical distance of at least 1 metre from others, even if they don’t appear to be sick. Avoid crowds and close contact.
– Wear a properly fitted mask. Make sure your mask covers your nose, mouth and chin. Don’t use masks with valves.
– Clean your hands frequently, with either an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. This eliminates germs that may be on your hands, including viruses.
– If you develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, self-isolate until you recover. If you develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, self-isolate until you recover. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
Outbreaks have been reported in places where people have gather, often in crowded indoor settings and where they talk loudly, shout, breathe heavily or sing such as restaurants, choir practices, fitness classes, nightclubs, offices and places of worship.
Avoid spaces that are closed, crowded, or involve close contact. Open a window to increase the amount of natural ventilation when indoors.
Symptoms of COVID-19: the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, tiredness, and loss of taste or smell. Less common symptoms include aches and pains, headache, sore throat, red or irritated eyes, diarrhoea, a skin rash, or discoloration of fingers or toes.
Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Local and national authorities and public health units are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
For more information please refer to the WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Additional COVID-19 Facts:
– Hand sanitizers can be used often, an alcohol-based sanitizer does not create antibiotic resistance. Unlike other antiseptics and antibiotics, pathogens (harmful germs) do not seem to develop resistance to alcohol-based sanitizers.
– Alcohol-based sanitizers are safe for everyone to use, they have not been shown to create any relevant health issues. Little alcohol is absorbed into the skin, and most products contain an emollient to reduce skin dryness.
– Alcohol-based sanitizers can be used in religions where alcohol is prohibited
– It is safer to frequently clean your hands and not wear gloves. Wearing gloves risks transferring germs from one surface to another and contaminating your hands when removing them. Wearing gloves does not replace cleaning hands.
– Clinical trials confirm that hydroxychloroquine does not prevent illness or death from COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, a common treatment for malaria and certain autoimmune diseases, has been studied as a preventative treatment for COVID-19. Evidence from these studies shows that hydroxychloroquine has little to no impact on illness, hospitalization, or death.
How Vaccines Work
How are Vaccines developed: https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/how-are-vaccines-developed
Different types of vaccines: https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/the-race-for-a-covid-19-vaccine-explained
How to talk about vaccines: https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/how-to-talk-about-vaccines