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COVID-19 Updates

social distancing

Maintain at least 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others. When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.

 

Wash hands regularly

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with soap and water. Washing your hands with soap and water or kills viruses that may be on your hands.

avoid crowded places

Avoid going to crowded places. Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COIVD-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1.5 metres.

use hand sanitizer

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to kill viruses that may be on your hands.

Avoid touching your face

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.

Cough into your elbow

Maintain good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing with a tissue, or into flexed elbow. Wash hands or dispose tissue immediately. 

stay home

Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. 

 

Source: MOH - Kenya, WHO

Wear a mask

If you have to leave your house, wear a mask to protect yourself and avoid infecting others in case you're infected. 

avoid contact

Avoid shaking hands, hugging or kissing with people with flu-like symptoms.