WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE(COVID-19)
Confronted with the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), how should we protect ourselves from possible infection?
1.What is the novel coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses, and COVID-19 is pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus that has not been previously discovered in the human body. The COVID-19 can transmit from human to human, and it mainly transmits via respiratory droplets and contact, which have been already confirmed.
2.What are the symptoms of novel coronavirus infection?
Fever, fatigue, and dry cough are the most common symptoms. Some patients may also have a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat and diarrhea. Severe patients mostly suffer from difficulty in breathing and/or hypoxemia after one week of infection.
3.What should you do with suspected symptoms?
When suspected symptoms emerge, especially on those who have traveled to or stayed in the seriously affected areas or have had close contacts with suspected or confirmed patients of the infection, please immediately go to seek medical assistance at designated fever clinics with proper protection measures.
4.What kind of protective measures should we take in daily life?
During the epidemic period, please try to reduce outdoor activities as much as possible and try to avoid going to crowded public areas. Please have proper personal protection such as wearing a facial mask while going out. Wash your hands frequently and open the window for ventilation at intervals. When in the workplace, please keep the air fresh and regularly disinfect public goods. It’s necessary to keep a certain distance from each other.
5.What kind of health management should be taken for foreign nationals ?
Foreign nationals who come to Beijing from severely affected countries or with a recent history of travel to those countries should go through a 14-day observation in isolation, either at home under the supervision of the local residential community authorities or in designated hotels if they do not have a fixed residence. Foreign nationals returning to Beijing should register with their residential communities upon arrival, provide their basic information including health conditions, and learn about epidemic control measures.
One more thing you need to do is to do more exercise on outdoor fitness equipments.