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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Advice for the Public

This page provides downloadable images (for use on social media or to adapt for other uses) on the various ways one can protect oneself and one’s family, in response to the WHO’s announcement on January 30 that the virus constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

The images are of a general nature for prevention of disease spread. WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
  • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
  • The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

Source: WHO

Date of Publication: February 2, 2020