Reduce the risk of #COVID-19

The risk of Coronavirus infection is spreading across the globe, including India. As you are aware, the country is under a lockdown till May 3, 2020. It is extremely important to follow all guidelines/advisories during the lockdown period to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Besides, all of us must follow good respiratory and hand hygiene at all times. Here's a list of simple measures that will reduce our risks significantly: 

1. Say Namaste, avoid shaking hands, hugging, kissing, etc.
2. Maintain a safe distance - 1-1.5 metres - from everyone, especially those suffering from fever, cold or cough.
3. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or handkerchief when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of the used tissue in a closed bin. Use a face cover when outside.
4. Remember to wash your hands frequently using soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitiser:
- after coughing or sneezing
- before and after cooking, and before eating
- after using the washroom
5. Don't go out, except for buying groceries and medicines, or if your work qualifies as essential services and has been permitted under government guidelines.
6. Coronavirus spreads through contaminated surfaces. Avoid touching surfaces such as desks, door knobs, lift buttons, staircase railings, etc.
7. Don't use saliva to count currency notes or turn pages.
8. If you have cough, fever or difficulty in breathing, consult a doctor immediately.
9. Do not believe in or spread rumours. Pay heed to information from trusted sources (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, other central and state government agencies, international organisations such as the World Health Organisations). 

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