There are several things you should do to avoid being infected. Covid-19 can be transmitted
through inhalation of droplets and microdroplets or aerosols which are body fluids containing
the microorganisms released into the atmosphere by carriers who cough, sneeze, scream, shout
or sing aloud.
Some of the heavier ones (droplets) drop on the floor while a few lighter ones (microdroplets or aerosols) remain floating in the air for a while and can be easily inhaled by those who are not covered.
Touching surfaces – handrails, door knobs, objects which have been touched and contaminated by carriers can also lead to cross infection especially when we pick or rub our nose, eyes and face with the contaminated hand, hence the need to regularly wash our hands with soap and water or sanitize them.
For more information about Covid-19 testing centers in Nigeria Please visit https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/contact for assistance.
Staying Safe and Healthy:
Are you sick but don’t want to go hospital? Never mind. You can be managed from home if it is
not an emergency.
Most uncomplicated infectious illnesses such as malaria, typhoid fever, Diarrhea, food poisoning, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and chronic medical conditions such as, hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, angina pectoris, arthritis, migraine and many others can be managed from home and do not necessarily require hospital visits if they are not complicated. You can chat with your doctors to seek counsel or advise on how to manage your health conditions or to replenish your medications.
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Avoiding Hospital Visit?
Staying at home is the best measure to avoid being infected. Work from home, shop from home,
bank from home, socialize from home and do all you can from home. The virus is outside if it’s
not already in your home.
Associating with people who do not have symptoms does not mean they cannot infect you because a good number of the infected persons don’t have any symptoms. Apart from getting infected when you go out, you can also infect others unknown to you that you are healthy carrier so your safest bet is to stay at home.
Leaving the home is risky and not advisable. If you must leave home, then use a face mask and
your hand sanitizer; maintain 6ft or 2m from people around you. Avoid those who cough or
sneeze and cover your mouth with a disposable tissue or back of elbow if you have to cough or
Use of disposable tissue for coughing is preferable to handkerchief so you can trash it immediately after use.
If you must leave home wear a mask to avoid getting infected or infecting others. If you must
wear a mask, be sure of the source. If you are not sure of the source of the mask then you are
safer with a home-made mask because of allegations that some masks have tested positive in
Washing your hands regularly with soap and water is very safe and reduces your likelihood of infecting yourself or those around you. In the absence of water and soap use your hand sanitizers regularly especially when going outside.
A distance of 1-2m or 6 feet is recommended for association or communication with others because
COVID-19 virus is highly infective, more than previous Coronaviruses that went before it -
SARS and MERS.
Social distancing is required whether sitting or standing. Healthy habits
If yes please remain indoors and avoid close contact with family members.
Using disposable tissues is better than handkerchiefs so you can trash them after each sneeze
Avoid cold drinks and ice creams because the virus multiplies faster in cold temperatures.