WHO Basic Tips to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus COVID-19

Currently, there is a lot of information about the Coronavirus COVID-19. The best way to stay informed is through official health sources, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health authorities.

The WHO is the most reliable and updated source now to receive information about this disease, since it is in constant collaboration with health experts, laboratories and governments to provide the world population with truthful information about the COVID-19 virus.

In this article we will talk about the basic protection measures recommended by the WHO. But before we begin, let’s remember basic information about the Coronavirus COVID-19.

General Information of Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronaviruses (VOCs) are a wide family of viruses that can cause a variety of conditions, from the common cold to more serious illnesses. A new coronavirus is a new strain that has not been found before in humans. The current coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may experience pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild, but in other cases it can be more severe. Estimates regarding the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1 to 14 days and are generally around 5 days.

Studies to date suggest that the virus causing COVID-19 is transmitted primarily by contact with respiratory droplets.

Basic protection measures recommended by WHO

It is important to take care of our health and the people around us through the following measures:

Courtesy of the World Health Organization (WHO)

Wash your hands frequently: Wash your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.

Take respiratory hygiene measures when coughing or sneezing: cover your mouth and nose with your elbow flexed or with a disposable tissue; Throw the tissue away immediately and wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water. By maintaining good respiratory hygiene, you are protecting the people around you from any viruses.

Maintain social distance: Keep at least 1 meter (3 feet) away from yourself and others, particularly those who cough, sneeze, and have a fever. In this way, you will avoid inhaling the virus if the person has the disease.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth: We touch many surfaces with our hands that could be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, seek medical attention in time: if you have symptoms you should seek medical attention immediately. It is recommended to call by phone and inform your trusted doctor of the situation, after which he will indicate how to proceed and which healthcare center to contact.

Stay informed, follow the recommendations of the official sources of health and #StayHome: let’s take care of our health and the people around us by staying at home, in this way we collaborate in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses in our location.

Additional WHO Information

You can get updated information on the WHO website. We recommend visiting the following links to stay informed:

We hope this information is useful. Remember to follow the instructions of the official health sources and #StayHome. Take care!

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)