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Self-Protection Advice for Foreign Nationals


In response to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, we’d like to share with you some self-protection advice for all foreign nationals. 

According to WHO’s description, a novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus. There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

· Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;

· When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;

· Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;

· If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;

· When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;

· The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

Protect yourself and others from getting sick 

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Practice food safety

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Shopping/Working in wet markets in China and Southeast Asia

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Stay healthy while travelling

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The above content refers to WHO official website.

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