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PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

26 February 2020

New publication by the World Health Organisations provides advice on how to prevent contracting the infection


Principle - Risk minimisation

Place - The workplace

WHO Link - bit.ly/2T0Ggim

Breaking News - The virus has spread to every continent with a reported case in Brazil affecting a man who had travelled from Italy.


Algeria had become the second African country, after Egypt, The patient is an Italian citizen who arrived in the country on February 17.


The virus does not recognise territories or borders



PREVENTIVE MEASURES

** Protect yourself - handwashing

** Governments should strength their health system - heightened awareness, preparedness: screening, provision of isolation units

The full WHO publication can be read by clicking in this link - bit.ly/2T0Ggim

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