Wash your hands with soap and running water when hands are visibly dirty
If your hands are not visibly dirty, frequently clean them by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
Protect yourself and others from getting sick
Wash your hands
after coughing or sneezing when caring for the sick before, during and after you prepare food before eating after toilet use when hands are visibly dirty after handling animals or animal waste.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider
To protect others from getting sick —
When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue
Throw tissue into closed bin immediately after use
Clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
Protect others from getting sick
Avoid close contact when you are experiencing cough and fever
Avoid spitting in public
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