Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26 March 2020: Dr. Faisal Dalfi the Specialist Internal Medicine at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi gives tips to prevent Corona Virus Covid 19:
Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol based rub.
Cover your nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent the virus from entering your body.
Keep at least 1 meter distance while on the street or in the supermarket.
Avoid crowded places and go out of the house, only if absolutely necessary.
The virus remains viable on metallic surface, cardboard as well as plastic, so please keep all surfaces clean in your home including door handles and hand rails and follow hand hygiene.
Wear a surgical face mask.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Don’t smoke.
Drink lots of hot liquids like tea, coffee, soups, warm water and avoid eating and drinking cold things.
Gargle with an antiseptic and warm water daily.
Try to increase your Vitamin C and Zinc intake.
Avoid contact with people over 60 years and those with a weak immune system, unless absolutely necessary.
Take a shower as soon as you come back from work and try to wash your clothes daily.
Get yourself checked for corona virus if:
a. If you have any symptoms like fever, dry cough, sore throat, breathing difficulty b. There is recent history of travel to any country or c. If you were in contact with a person who recently tested positive for Coronavirus.
Stay home. Stay safe. Keep social distancing. And we can fight the Coronavirus together.