What can I do to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

DOH advises the public to practice protective measures. It is still the best way to protect oneself against COVID-19.

a. Practice frequent and proper handwashing - wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

b. Practice proper cough etiquette.

i. Cover mouth and nose using tissue or sleeves/bend of the elbow when coughing or sneezing.
ii. Move away from people when coughing.
iii. Do not spit.
Throw away used tissues properly.
v. Always wash your hands after sneezing or coughing.
vi. Use alcohol/sanitizer.

c. Maintain distance of at least one meter away from individual/s experiencing respiratory symptoms.

d. Avoid unprotected contact with farm or wild animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).

e. Ensure that food is well-cooked.

Monday, March 2, 2020
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