Delhi: The threat of coronavirus is growing by the day around the world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 89,000 people across 65 countries have now been diagnosed with the infection while the death toll globally has exceeded 3,000.
With two new cases of coronavirus confirmed in India, one in New Delhi and the other in Telangana, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has stepped up efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.
The ministry, on Tuesday, issued a revised travel advisory suspending visas granted to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan.
Though there is no vaccine for COVID-19, there are simple tips you can follow in order to make sure the deadly virus is kept at bay.
Here are some of the do's and don'ts that the ministry has advised to protect yourself from getting infected with the virus.
- Observe good personal hygiene.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap, especially when they are visibly dirty.
- When your hands are not visibly dirty, clean them with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- Follow basic respiratory etiquette – cover your mouth while sneezing and coughing.
- Throw tissues immediately in dustbins after using them.
- See a doctor if you feel unwell.
- Don't have a close contact with anyone if you are experiencing cough and fever.
- Don't spit in public.
- Don't come in contact with live animals or consume raw/uncooked meat.
- Don't travel to farms, live animal markets or where animals are slaughtered.