Four Steps you can take to keep you and your family safe
UNICEF is actively taking steps to provide accurate information about the virus and working with our partners to develop contingency plans to address the spread of the virus, especially in countries with weaker health systems.
Here are the four steps you can take to keep you and your family safe:
1. Wash your hands frequently – including every time you enter the home or office, after shaking hands with other people, after you cough or sneeze, and before you eat – using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub;
2. Cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing, dispose of used tissue immediately, and wash your hands;
3. Avoid close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms; and
4. Seek medical care early if you or your child has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing.