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Dr Faisal Dalfi

How COVID-19 can be prevented

ABU DHABI, March 26, 2020

Dr Faisal Dalfi, an Internal Medicine specialist at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi gives tips to prevent Corona Virus Covid 19:
 
*Wash hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based rub;
*Cover nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing;
*Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth to prevent the virus from entering the body;
*Keep at least 1-metre 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 keep all surfaces clean in one’s 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 Vitamin C and Zinc intake;
*Avoid contact with people over 60 years and those with a weak immune system, unless absolutely necessary. and
*Take a shower as soon as one comes back from work and try to wash one’s clothes daily.
Get checked for corona virus if:
*If one has any symptoms like fever, dry cough, sore throat, breathing difficulty;
* There is recent history of travel to any country or; 
*If one is 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,” he adds.-- Tradearabia News Service
 



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