6 ways to deal with Coronavirus, by FG

Posted by News Express | 29 February 2020 | 585 times

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By GABRIEL OGUNJOBI

Since the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Lagos, on Thursday, tensions have heightened on how to stay safe.

But the Federal Government is positive Nigerians can outsmart the virus by doing the seven following things:

  1. Sanitisation: Nigerians should regularly and thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  2. Courtesy in case of cough or sneezing: Maintain at least 1 & half metres (5 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Persons with persistent cough or sneezing are also advised should stay home or keep a social distance, but not mix in crowd.

  1. Good respiratory hygiene: make sure you and people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene, meaning cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or into your sleeve at the bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  2. No self-medication: Stay home if you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Please call NCDC toll free number which is available day and night, for guidance- 0800-970000-10. Do not engage in self-medication
  3. Up to date: Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19 through official channels on TV and Radio, including the Lagos State Ministry of Health, NCDC and Federal Ministry of Health.
  4. Don’t abuse social media: Citizens are advised not to abuse social media and indulge in spreading misinformation that causes fear and panic. (The Nation)


Source: News Express

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