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We review WHO's advice on protection against coronavirus. How to wash your hands, how to protect your eyes?

World Health Organization sharedbasic precautions for protection against coronavirus infection COVID-19. In order not to get infected, wash your hands regularly, keep a distance (at least 1 meter) in public places, do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands, when coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a napkin or bend your elbow; Feel free to consult a doctor by phone and try not to leave your house so as not to infect others.

World Health Organization suggests exploring coronavirus protection tips

The risk of contracting today is really higheven in Russia, since there are no exact numbers for infected people, in addition, many hesitate to contact the medical staff by phone, considering the illness a fiction - “How can I go to the clinic because of a cold?” The logic of people is just that, but today is not the case when you can afford not to see a doctor if you have symptoms of flu and a cold.

Even if you don’t think about yourself, you should think about the people around you.


  • 1 WHO recommendations for the general public regarding the spread of coronavirus infection (COVID-19)
    • 1.1 Wash hands regularly
    • 1.2 Keep a distance in public places
    • 1.3 If possible, do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
    • 1.4 Observe respiratory hygiene practices
    • 1.5 If you have a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
    • 1.6 Keep up to date with the latest information and follow medical advice
  • 2 Personal protective measures for recently visited COVID -19 distribution areas

WHO recommendations for the general public regarding the spread of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) Wash your hands regularly

This is a fairly standard and logical requirement. Why wash your hands? Everything is simple. A virus may be on hand, and washing with soap will simply kill it. Which soap is best for you? I would recommend an antibacterial soapSaveguard, it can be found on the shelves of any store. But the laundry soap is even more effective; it is effective against bacteria and fungi. This is what ordinary laundry soap looks like:

Laundry soap is an effective remedy against bacteria and fungi. It is even used in the fight against thrush.

You may have noticed that 72% is stamped on it(65% and 70% variants are also possible), which mean the percentage of fatty acids, and the higher the percentage, the better it will cope with the infection. A plus of laundry soap is that it is made from environmentally friendly materials (vegetable oils, fats). It is so harmless that you can even water plants with soapy water. Some even advise you to wash your hair with household soap to get rid of dandruff and give hair resistance.

Another effective remedy could beantibacterial wipes with> 60% isopropyl alcohol and skin antiseptics. Any options are suitable, most importantly a large percentage of the alcohol content, because in this case the bacteria on the hands can be killed. And, by the way, that is why we do not recommend the use of vodka, because it contains only 40% alcohol, which is not enough for the death of the virus.

Keep your distance in public

WHO suggests staying at a distance of 1 meter from people, especially when a person sneezes and coughs.

Why keep a distance? When a person sneezes and coughs, he spreads small particles of the virus around him that, when inhaled, can enter your body.

Why 1 meter? The question is interesting and controversial, because not so long agoscientists found that the virus can spread by sneezing and coughing at a distance of up to 1.8 meters, so we recommend that you stay at a distance of two meters from passers-by.

The requirement is clear and correct, trystick to it. Of course, it will be difficult to achieve this in the metro, but in this case you can try using respiratory masks that will reduce the risk of infection, but it is still likely that small particles of the virus will enter the body, since the material used in protective masks is not able to delay very small particles, in addition, the virus can easily enter the body through the eyes, so the mask is effective if it is worn by a person infected with the virus.

How to protect eyes from coronavirus? Eyes protect with special medicalpoints, but the likelihood of infection through the eyes is quite low, and you’ll look strange in them, frankly, so you don’t need to wear such glasses in everyday life.

The most effective way - a temporary transition to remote work. Invite your company’s management to consider this issue based on the risk of virus infection.

Now many large companies around the world are switching to remote mode. For example, Apple and Google and Yandex.

If possible, do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Using a mask will protect you from being hitlarge particles of the virus into your body, however, masks are not effective enough in the fight against coronavirus, because the virus can enter the body through the eyes, so the mask should be worn by those infected with the virus

Why not touch your face? WHO explains this with the fact that with our hands we touch many objects on which the virus can be. It (the virus) is easily transmitted from objects to the skin of a person, so after a certain period your hands may become covered with particles of the virus, and you should not touch your eyes, nose and mouth once again to prevent the virus from getting into your body.

Follow Respiratory Hygiene

WHO suggests coughing and sneezing to cover the mouth and nose with a napkin or bend of the elbow. Why cover your face with your elbow and not your arms? If you cover your face with your hands, particles of the virus after sneezing or coughing will remain on your hands, and there is a risk that, by touching various objects, you can easily infect other people.

World Health Organization advisesthrow a napkin after sneezing and coughing, as it already contains a virus. In addition, it is better to throw the napkin into the garbage container with a lid so that virus particles from the container do not spread through the room with air currents.

If you have a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

This is the most important rule - if you noticesomething is amiss, immediately contact a medical professional by phone (no need to visit the hospital so as not to endanger other people), and before that, put on a mask so as not to infect loved ones.

See also: In order not to become infected with coronavirus, you need to not only wash your hands, but also dry them

Follow the latest information and follow the recommendations of medical specialists

Keep up with the latest information on COVID-19. Follow the recommendations of specialists, central and local public health authorities, as well as the organization in which you work, to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

This is an important tip. In addition, read the news on and stay tuned for updates to this publication to keep abreast of the latest news.

Personal Protective Measures for Recently Visited Distribution Areas of COVID -19

  • If you feel unwell, stay home until you recover.
  • Has it gotten worse? Call your health care provider and report ailment and your recent movements. Your healthcare provider will refer you to a suitable facility. This will reduce the risk of coronavirus infection for other people visiting hospitals.

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