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.)