Basic protective measures against the (COVID-19)coronavirus
Stay Home – Stay Safe
What you should do
Wash your hands
Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub and especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Use paper tissues
Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
Sneeze Into Your Elbow
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Work from home if possible
Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
What you should avoid
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person hand contact.
When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease
Go outdoor with a cold
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
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WHAT IS COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory virus which affects the lungs andairways, causing illnesses such as a very high fever, cough and shortness of breath. It is caused by the newly discovered corona virus (SARS-CoV-2). COVID-19 is also referred to as the novel corona virus.
Some patients with confirmed infections with the novel coronavirus have showed little to no symptoms while others have become severely ill and died. At this time, it is believed that symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. It was first discovered in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, it has spread rapidly across the globe, leading to over a million confirmed cases in three months. On the 27th of February 2020, Nigeria confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Since then, the number of confirmed cases has gradually increased, with more sporadic cases reported across more states in Nigeria.
Nigeria is a densely populated country with about 200 million people across 774 LocalGovernment Areas (LGAs) in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This context and other socio-economic factors make the country particularly vulnerable for a highly transmissible virus such as SARS-CoV-2 to spread
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