As you have seen a thousand times on TV, here you have the prevention measures of COVID-19:
- The most important one, stay home. Go out only if it is strictly necessary: to buy essential products, to go to the doctor or to throw away the garbage.
- If you leave the house, use a mask and gloves. If you don’t have a mask, cover yourself with whatever you have. When you come back, make sure you put your clothes in the laundry basket and take a shower.
- When doing the laundry, better use the hot water mode.
- Wash your hands often.
- Take respiratory hygiene measures: if you sneeze or cough, always cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue. Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth.
- Keep a social distance, if you have to go out, remember to leave at least one meter of distance between you and other people.
- If you have roommates, do not share towels, kitchen cloths, sheets, glasses, plates, cutlery or other personal items.
- Clean surfaces daily, especially those that are touched often.
- Stay informed and follow the recommendations of health professionals.
- Beware of rumors: There are many WhatsApp chains with false information. Don’t believe anything that doesn’t come from a reliable source or someone you trust and don’t share it.
- If you have symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath), it’s best to stay in a room by yourself and, if possible, with a bathroom for individual use.
- Keep a safe distance of 2 meters from other roommates.
- It is important to always have a mobile phone with you, to use it in case of need and to communicate with your family.
- If you feel short of breath, or if you feel worse, call 112.
- Use paracetamol to control your fever, take showers with water that is not too hot, drink water, rest but do not forget to move a bit.
- If your fever does not go down over the days or you still have difficulty breathing, call 112.
- It is recommended that you be kept in isolation for 14 days from the onset of symptoms, provided that you are already well.
For more information, you can consult the WHO website.
Be strong, we can do this!