Coronavirus Prevention Guide

An informative, simple to follow coronavirus prevention guide to slow down the spread of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Prevention Guide

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You can think of coronavirus as a significantly more lethal form of cold and flu. It spreads just as easily as cold and flu, however we do not have an effective cure or vaccine against it right now, so it is crucial for you to do what you can to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This way we can buy our scientists some time in order for them to develop vaccines and cures. Many people who carry coronavirus may not exhibit any cold or flu symptoms, which is why it is important that we all work together to prevent the spread of this deadly disease. We need you to do your part to prevent yourself from being infected by coronavirus, by doing so you also prevent your family, friends and colleagues from being infected by this deadly disease.

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Simple steps you can do to stop coronavirus

  1. Practise frequent hand washing with soap and water (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
  2. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, and scrub between your fingers for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twices; See this guide on more details on how to properly wash your hands;
  3. Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth) with unwashed hands;
  4. Apply hand sanitizer if you suspect your hands are contaminated;
  5. Clean your hands before eating by applying hand sanitizer or washing your hands;
  6. Avoid crowds and large gatherings. Wear a n95 or surgical mask when going to crowded public places (such as movie theaters, shopping malls, and restaurants) or using public transport;
  7. Avoid eating raw or undercooked animal products (such as meat and eggs) and exercise care when handling raw meat, milk or animal organs to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods;
  8. Avoid contact with farm or wild animals;
  9. When coughing or sneezing, use a tissue or your elbow to cover your mouth. Dispose of the tissue in a rubbish bin promptly;
  10. Avoid close contact and in-person interactions with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of cold and flu, or those who have recently travelled to China or affected areas even if they are not showing symptoms;
  11. If you are in an area with confirmed case/s of coronavirus, stay at home and practise social separation. Steer away from crowds and avoid leaving home unnecessarily;
  12. Observe good personal hygiene;
  13. Wash your hands when you arrive at home;
  14. Avoid traveling to infected areas and high risk areas;
  15. Avoid shaking hands where possible;
  16. Decline visitors who exhibit symptoms or have visited areas with confirmed cases of virus. Kindly ask them to self-quarantine;
  17. Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath to avoid contaminating people around you;
  18. Practise self-quarantine if you are feeling unwell or exhibit the following symptoms: fever, fatigue, respiratory symptoms (including coughing and shortness of breath), headache, muscle pain or diarrhoea. See this Self Quarantine Guide;
  19. Avoid unnecessary in-person interactions if you suspect you carry the virus;
  20. Avoid unnecessary in-person interactions if you live in an infected area;
  21. Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell, do not forget to share your travel history with healthcare providers. Depending on the country you reside in, you should refer to your local health advice or local government website on how to seek medical attention to avoid contaminating other patients in the waiting room;
  22. If anyone in your home is exhibiting coronavirus symptoms, aim to maintain good ventilation at home. Opening windows and doors will help to contain the virus by dispersing any particles that might otherwise adhere to surfaces and people;
  23. Maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep your immune system strong. You can do so by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and getting adequate sleep;
  24. Avoid greeting friends or acquaintances by hugging or cheek-to-cheek kissing;
  25. Inform those around you of the spreadability of this deadly disease and educate them on these prevention steps;
  26. Kindly ask anyone you know who have recently travelled to China or affected areas to self quarantine for two weeks.

  27. By following these steps, you will help prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect yourself and others around you from this deadly disease.


About Coronavirus

  • Main symptoms are fever, fatigue, and dry cough. Other symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, and diarrhea;
  • The transmission route is mainly through respiratory droplets. It can also be transmitted through contact;
  • Symptoms are more severe in the elderly and those with underlying chronic diseases;
  • The incubation period of coronavirus is generally 3 to 7 days. The incubation period does not exceed 14 days;
  • This section is updated as of Jan 30, 2020 from Sina

Guide updated as of 10:07 Jan 31, 2020 (GMT+8)

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