THREE MAJOR REASONS.
1. They are my colleagues so I can speak without a mask.
2. They are my close friends so I can speak without a mask.
3. They are my relations so I can speak without a mask.
Don't make the above three Mistakes, Wear your mask properly to always save yourself and society.
WHAT ARE COMMON COVID -19 SYMPTOMS?
- New continuous cough
- Shortness in breath
- Muscle aches
- Congestion or runny nose
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste and smell
- Nausea or vomiting
WHAT IS A CLOSE CONTACT?
- Face to face encounter with a probable or confirmed case;
- Within less than one meter than the other person;
- In close contact for more than 15 minutes;
- Both people are not wearing masks.
IF YOU ARE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 OR IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS BUT CANNOT GET TESTED WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
- Do Stay at home for 14 days
- Do stay calm
- Do ensure you have family members on hands who can help you to get shopping items and things you may need
- Do keep connected to people you care about by phone calls or video calls
- Do not go to work
- Do not use public transport
- Do not attend religious gatherings
- Do not have visitors in your home
- Do not leave home unless you need medical care
IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 HOW SHOULD YOU ISOLATE?
- Separate yourself from other people in your home, in a well ventilated bedroom. If possible your family should not stay or sleep in the same room as you
- Use a separate bathroom. If you have to share a bathroom, clean after every use.
- Avoid sharing items and the same spaces with other people and clean surfaces often.
- Stay at least 1.5 metres ( 3 steps ) away from other people in the home.
- Wear a facemask to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
- Cough or sneeze into the fold of your elbow. Alternatively, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of tissue in a dedicated bin
- Clean your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or with alcohol- based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol.
WHO IS AT GREATEST RISK FOR SEVERE DISEASE?
- Those older than 60 years
- Overweight individuals
- Unfit individuals
- Those with multiple medical conditions
- Medical conditions not well controlled
- Individuals with diabetes
- Individuals with any of the following:
- Chronic kidney, heart and/or lungs disease