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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Posted by: MDEC
  • Category: General Construction, Uncategorized

On December 31st, 2019, the WHO Regional Office in China was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. On January 7th, 2020, the Chinese authorities announced they had identified a new virus that causes these cases.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The common symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, cough, shortness of breath and sometimes develops into pneumonia. It may cause severe complications in persons with immunodeficiency, the elderly and persons with chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and lung diseases. If you have any of these symptoms call the 937 Service Center.

        Sneezing etiquette to prevent infection:
  • Use tissue papers for sneezing or coughing and dispose them immediately.
  • Wash your hands with warm water and soap.
  • Bend your arm and sneeze into your elbow.​
     Tips for travellers:
  • Avoid approaching people having signs of a cold, flu, or cough.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing hands.
  • Avoid dealing with wild animals or in farms.
  • When feeling tired visit the nearest health facility to check your health status.
Author: MDEC

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