Advice on Corona Virus

As ever, the health and safety of  Nigerians remains our highest priority.

It is no news that the mysterious corona virus is leading to deaths in other countries and fear, panic, terror, uncertainty in the minds of Nigerians.

In the midst of all these, we urge everyone to stay calm, be positive and believe all these will come to an end.

Meanwhile, Alfa Tyre Protector Nigeria Ent. would like to share some very important safety tips with you. Do’s and Don’t s to Prevent Corona Virus.

1. Ensure you are always on the nose mask when in the midst of people. According to researchers, when one infected person sneezes or coughs, the infected particles from the act reaches out for the nose or mouth of the another close by. The nose mask protects you.

Also, the Blue/Green nylon-like nose mask commonly used has two ways it can be worn. If you do not want to get infected, wear the nose mask inside-out. Meaning, the supposed exterior which is the blue or green area becomes the interior while the supposed interior which is white becomes the exterior. On the other hand, an infected person is advised to wear the nose mask the normal way.

2. Be very conscious of where you place your hands or public surfaces you come in contact with such as: door handles, lift buttons, ATM buttons, hand rails, money, hands and others.

This would be a great time to start substituting your finger/palms with your knuckle, elbow or shoulder arm where usable.

3. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after coming in contact with any of those surfaces mentioned above. It is perfect to wash your hands as much as you can. If your location lacks such amenities, move around with a bottle of hand sanitizer.

4. After a long stressful day of coming in contact with surfaces and people, ensurer you take a proper shower before retiring to bed no matter how tired.

5. Do not repeat a clothe without washing it.

6. Avoid unnecessary social gatherings. If necessary, safe guard yourself.

7. Eat more of Alkaline Foods and fruits to boost your immunity.

What is updated guidance on personal
hygiene?
• First and foremost, if you are sick, STAY HOME.
If you are experiencing any cold or flu- like
symptoms – cough, sneezing, fever, shortness
of breath, sore throat – stay home and call your
doctor. If after 24-48 hours you are not feeling
any better, seek medical care immediately.
• Otherwise, continue to practice good hygiene,
wash your hands often with soap and water for at
least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, cough
and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve (not your
hands), and do not shake hands – greet people
with an “elbow bump or a wave” instead.
• Monitor your health more closely than usual for
cold or flu symptoms.
What should I do if I feel sick?
• STAY HOME and call your doctor. If you are not
feeling better after 24-48 hours, seek medical care
immediately.
What if I cannot afford medical care?
• Health care is available to all in Nigerian for free. Call 080097000010 to get connected with a
provider.
Should I go to work?
• If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms,
STAY HOME. Call your employer and let them
know. If you don’t feel better after 24-48 hours,
seek care from your doctor.
• Do not go back to work until you have been
fever-free for 72 hours without the use of fever-
reducing drugs like Tylenol or ibuprofen.
Should I consider telecommuting?
• If you’re sick STAY HOME.
• The City is advising employers and workers to
consider telecommuting where appropriate.

Additionally, we are asking employers and
employees to stagger work hours. For example,
instead of 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., change some work
hours to 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. or 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to
help reduce overcrowding.
Should I send kids to school?
• Same advice as above. If your child is experiencing
any cold or flu-like symptoms have them STAY
HOME.
• If they do not feel better after 24-48 hours, seek
care from your doctor. Do not send them to
school until they have been fever-free for at least
72 hours without the use of fever-reducing drugs
like Tylenol or ibuprofen.
Can I take public transportation?
• Yes, but remember to practice good hygiene –
avoid touching your mouth or face, wash your
hands often with soap for 20 seconds following
the ride, and cough and sneeze into your sleeve
(not your hands).
• We are also asking New Yorkers to help with
overcrowding – if you can get to where you need
to go by walking, riding a bike, taking a ferry, or
taking a car, please do so and help keep yourself
and other New Yorkers healthy.
• If you can come into work an hour later or earlier
to help avoid rush hour, please do so.•When
taking the subway, if the train is too packed be
patient and wait for the next one.
Can I go to public gatherings? Church?
Sporting events? Museums?
• If you are sick, STAY HOME.
• If you have chronic conditions like heart disease,
diabetes, a compromised immune system, chronic lung disease and/or cancer, we are advising you
to limit your exposure to large gatherings and
crowds.

 

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