Proper Protective Measures Against Coronavirus in Nigeria : Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. In Nigeria, new cases of infected persons have been reported around Lagos and Ogun states respectively of the new coronavirus disease.
In this article, you will learn more about the basic protective measures against the new coronavirus disease in Nigeria and how to stay safe always against this deadly predator.
COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. The following are “stay safe and healthy tips” to keep you out of this deadly disease and always remain uncontaminated by this disease – COVID-19.
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Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus in Nigeria.
Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
Have you visited or Are you in an infected area in the past 14 days?
Here is some basic Proper Protective Measures Against Coronavirus in Nigeria for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading.
- Follow the guidance outlined above.
- Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
- If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
Protective Measures Against Coronavirus in Nigeria – Stay Safe tips.
- Wash your hands with soap running water when hands are visibly dirty. If your hands are not visibly dirty, frequently clean them by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- Protect yourself and others from getting sick. Wash your hands; after coughing or sneezing, when caring for the sick, before, during and after you prepare food, before eating, after toilet use, when hands are visibly dirty, after handling animals or animal waste.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue, throw tissue into closed bin immediately after use, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water after coughing or sneezing and when caring for the sick.
- Avoid close contact when you are experiencing cough and fever.
- Avoid spitting in public. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
Protect yourself and protect others too. Don’t be an agent of spreading this deadly disease by not taking good care of yourself. Yes! you might be careless not to take good care of yourself and we don’t pray for anything as such to befall on us anytime at all.
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