World Health Organization guidelines For Covid-19 | StudyTuion

World Health Organization guidelines

WHEN TO USE A MASK 

  • For healthy people, wear a mask only if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection
  • Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing
  • Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • If you wear a mask then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly

PRACTISE FOOD SAFETY

  • Use different chopping boards and knives for raw meat and cooked foods
  • Wash your hands between handling raw and cooked food

PROTECT OTHERS FROM GETTING SICK

  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow/tissue
  • Throw tissue into a closed bin immediately after use
  • Clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water after coughing or sneezing, and when caring for the sick

COPING WITH STRESS DURING THE OUTBREAK

  • It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis
  • Talking to people you trust can help. Contact your friends and family
  • If you must stay at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle -including proper diet, sleep, exercise and social contacts with loved ones at home and by email and phone with other family and friends
  • Don’t take to smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions
  • If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counsellor. Have a plan on where to go and how to seek help for physical and mental
    health needs, if required
  • Get the facts. Gather information that will help you accurately determine your risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. Find a credible source you can trust such as WHO website or, a local or state public health agency
  • Limit worry and agitation by lessening the time you and your family spend watching or listening to media coverage that you perceive as upsetting
  • Draw on skills you have used in the past that have helped you manage adversities and use those skills to help you manage your emotions during the challenging period due to this outbreak

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