Top Tips to Stay Safe during covid-19. English Version
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Advice from NHS England, by Dr Bushera Choudry, AskDoc Trustee
Corona virus spreads when an infected person coughs small droplets into the air, these can be breathed in or cause an infection if you touch a surface they have landed on and then touch your eyes nose or mouth To limit spread and avoid contracting it wash hands with soap frequently for at least 20 seconds , cough or sneeze into tissues, immediately throw away and wash hands , if you don’t have a tissue use your sleeve, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands and avoid contact with infected people. coronavirus causes Covid 19 this effects the lungs, symptoms start with a fever followed by a dry cough and can lead to breathing difficulties. For the elderly and those with other medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease including angina and hypertension it is more dangerous. From this weekend people with medical issues will be asked to stay isolated for 12 weeks. Babies and children are most likely to recover fine. People need to work from home. Avoid any non essential travel. Stop social gatherings eg restaurants, theatre. If you have a new continuous cough or temperature more than 37.8 you should stay at home for 7 days or until you are well, everyone in your household also needs to stay at home for 14 days. To manage your fever you should take paracetamol following the prescribed instructions, for usually well adults no more than 8 tablets in 24 hours. Stay at least three steps away from other people in your home. In England if you are becoming unwell and can’t manage at home go online 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Do not go to the GP, pharmacist or hospital.