Health tips

How do you protect yourself and others from COVID-19?

CGTN | Updated: 2020-03-30 11:15

Apply hand sanitizer regularly

Always keep a bottle of hand sanitizer available in your home as well as one in your car if you do have to go out and don't have access to handing washing facilities immediately.

If you don't have hand sanitizer and can't find any in the shops, follow our simple guide on how to make your own.

Wash your hands frequently with soap for 20 seconds

This is important, especially if you do go out and come into contact with people or objects you are not familiar with.

The WHO says that washing your hands is a more effective way of offering protection than wearing rubber gloves. This is because if you touch your face after using the gloves, the contamination goes from your glove to your face and therefore can infect you.

Make sure your face mask covers mouth and nose

If you choose to wear a face mask, make sure it covers your mouth and nose and not one or the other. Also avoid touching the mask once it's on and throw in the bin after a single use.

You should also wash your hands after removing the mask to make sure that any potential infections are prevented.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Your hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses easily. If you touch your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands then the virus can be transferred. It can then enter the body and make you sick.

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