Hygiene measures

How individuals can protect themselves and prevent the spread of the virus?

The Tages-Anzeiger newspaper in Zurich says “there’s only one thingexternal link that protects people from the virus – and everyone’s doing it wrong”.

“Only handwashing is reliable protection against viral and bacterial diseases,” it says, pointing out that “more than 90%” of people aren’t doing it properly: thumbs and fingertips are apparently often overlooked. In its online article, the Tages-Anzeiger included a WHO video on correct handwashing technique.
1. Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)

2. WHO: How to handwash? With soap and water

3. WHO: How to handrub? With alcohol-based formulation

4. When should you clean your hands?
– BEFORE, DURING and AFTER preparing food.
– BEFORE eating food.
– BEFORE and AFTER caring for a sick person.
– AFTER using the toilet.
– AFTER changing the diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet.
– AFTER blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
– AFTER touching animal, animal feed, or animal waste.
– AFTER touching garbage.

More info:
Al Jazeera English
  1. Coronavirus: Head-shaking doctors and non-hand-shaking workers
  2. Tages-Anzeiger (Swiss German-language national daily newspaper)
  3. World Health Organization
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