We all want to protect ourselves and kids from the coronavirus or COVID-19. However, there is quite some misinformation floating around about it and misinformation can be quite dangerous and cause unnecessary misunderstandings. So let’s make sure our knowledge is up to scratch on the COVID-19 outbreak.
This article is based on the latest information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO has also clearly outlined simple measures we can take to protect our families.
Please stay regularly aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak as things progress available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority.
CURRENT STATE OF COVID-19 ACCORDING TO THE WHO
As it stands, COVID-19 is still impacting China the most. Although there have been outbreaks in 60+ other countries.
Most folks who have been infected experience mild symptoms and recovery can occur relatively quickly.
For others, the illness can be more severe. High risk groups include, but are not limited to, folks 60+, or have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, a respiratory condition or diabetes, according to a tweet by the head of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) RECOMMENDATIONS
To take care of your health and that of your kids and family please follow the following recommendations. These 5 recommendations also help protect others.
- Wash your hands regularly with alcohol based hand rub or with soap water for at least 20 seconds.
- Maintain social distancing. Leave at least 1 meter separation between you and others who are coughing or sneezing to avoid the spread of germs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to stop the spread of germs, as hands are carriers.
- Practice respiratory hygiene by covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue or bent elbow. Dispose of the tissue immediately.
- If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing seek medical care as early as you can.
Please share these tips that the WHO provided to avoid fear mongering. Ensure your kiddos follow through with these as best you can.
STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST
Let’s also be good to each other in this time where fear mongering and misinformation can get the better of us.
Be good to yourself,