How to protect yourself from the virus
- Practice social distancing (including at work)
- Pay great attention to hygiene
- Avoid people assemblies
- Use the phone or teleconference rather than in person meetings
- Do not shake hands
How does the virus spread?
The virus is transmitted by:
- Droplets when someone sneezes or coughs;
- Personal contacts (less than 2 m) and prolonged contacts;
- Touching a contaminated object, and then touching one’s mouth, eyes or nose before washing your hands.
Protect with hygiene
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water;
- Use alcohol-based rub if water and soap are not available;
- Sneeze or cough in a tissue (or your elbow). Immediately discard the tissue;
- Do not touch your mouth, nose and eyes;
- Keep your distance (if possible, at least 2 m);
- Do not eat at food buffet;
- Avoid all social contacts with sick persons;
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces: door knobs, phone, toilet and sink taps, microwave buttons and toys with a disinfectant or bleach (one part of bleach for 9 parts of water
Stay at home
- The best way to protect yourself is to avoid contacts with other people.
- Avoid public places.
- Avoid visiting friends and family. The elderly, people with chronic diseases and people with a compromised immune system are the most at risk.
- If you must meet someone, keep your distance (at least 2 m.)