Stay tuned for the latest information on the 2019 coronavirus disease outbreak on the WHO website and national and local public health agencies.
Coronavirus disease still mainly affects China in 2019, but some outbreaks have also occurred in other countries.
Most infected people have mild symptoms and will recover, but some infected people may be severely ill. Here are some ways you can protect yourself and others.
Wash your hands frequently
If your hands are not noticeably dirty, always wash your hands with alcohol-free hand sanitizer or wash them with soap and water.
Reasons: Clean hands with alcohol-free hand sanitizer or wash hands with soap and water to kill the virus.
Keep social distance
Keep a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from others, especially from people who cough, sneeze and get fever.
Reason: People infected with respiratory diseases such as 2019-nCoV will splash virus-containing droplets when they cough or sneeze. If you are too close, you may inhale the virus.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why: Touch your hands with many surfaces that may be contaminated by the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with a contaminated hand, you may be infected by a virus that remains on the surface of the object.
Stay informed and follow medical staff's recommendations
Keep up to date with the latest developments in coronavirus disease 2019. Follow the advice provided by medical staff, national and local public health authorities, or employers on how you and others can prevent Coronavirus 2019.
Why: National and local authorities have up-to-date information on whether coronavirus disease is spreading in your area in 2019. They are best qualified to advise residents in your area on how to protect themselves.
Protective measures for people who are currently in areas where coronavirus transmission is happening or have visited these areas recently (in the last 14 days)
Follow the instructions above.
If you start to feel unwell, even if your symptoms are mild (such as headaches and a slight runny nose), rest at home until you recover.
Reasons: Avoiding contact with others and avoiding going to a medical institution helps medical institutions operate more efficiently and helps protect you and others from coronavirus and other viruses.
If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, it may be caused by a respiratory infection or other serious illness, and you should see a doctor quickly. Please call in advance and inform the medical staff of any recent travel history or contact history with the traveler.
Why: Calling in advance allows medical staff to quickly guide you to the appropriate medical facility. This also helps prevent the spread of 2019 coronavirus and other viruses.