The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are frequently updating the populace on the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the nation and in conjunction with The World Health Organisation(WHO) has announced these measures for reducing the spread of the disease.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and running water or clean them by using alcohol-based sanitizers.
- When coughing or sneezing, cover the mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue. Dispose tissue into a closed bin immediately after use.
- Avoid close contact when you are experiencing cough and fever.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle including proper diet, sleep and exercise.
- Foreign travels/trips are discouraged except when they are absolutely essential.
- Greet people with a wave, nod or bow instead of the traditional handshake.
What Does It Mean to Self Isolate?
This means avoiding close contact (one meter or nearer) with other people including family members.
To “self isolate” you need to do the following:
- Do not go to the office, stay in the location where you are self isolating for fourteen (14) days.
- Isolate yourself from others outside your self-isolation location as much as possible.
- Do not share utensils and other personal items with members of your household (even if you are self-isolating together) or people around you.
- Maintain consciousness of any changes in your state of health e.g mild fever, sore throat, cough, incessant headaches, chills,
- Stay in a well ventilated room with opened windows as much as possible.
- Do not visit public or crowded places and take common steps to avoid close contact with others.
In Conclusion, we are all encouraged to keep abreast of developments on the disease and not to panic. If you feel a fever, cough and incessant headache, take Sudrex and if symptoms persist, visit a nearby hospital or contact the NCDC immediately for guidance.