COVID-19: What you can do right now to stay safe

Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following precautionary measures against coronavirus. Here’s what you can do right now to stay safe…

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. It is also advised that sanitizer should contain “at least 60% alcohol” and that people should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds.

Clean surfaces

Clean surfaces — such as kitchen seats and work desks — regularly with disinfectant.

Avoid crowded areas

Avoid crowded areas when going out, for people over 60 years old and people with any underlying health problems.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. It is also advised to avoid touching the mouth, nose, or eyes when out and about, before having a chance to wash the hands.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Call 444 and follow the instructions of the medical team.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Get accurate information by checking Bahrain Confidential and Gulf Insider’s website.