Practical tips on staying safe from the Coronavirus

While there are yet to be any confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the Seychelles, it is always prudent to take precautions:

Practice good hand hygiene: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol and rub it in until the surface of the skin is dry before touching your face or eating. Also try and minimise how often you touch your face or rub your eyes. Always cough into your elbows.

Avoid touching surfaces with fingertips: Did you know that this is the part of your hand most likely to transmit a virus?! This is because they’re the part most often used to touch your nose or mouth. Keep a pack of antibacterial wipes on hand and sanitise surfaces before touching them where possible.

Keep a pack of tissue on you: You can use these to open a door or press elevator buttons, or public railings.

Clean your hands before touching your smartphone! Reaching for our phones is something we do without a second thought, but they too can harbour bacteria, viruses, and other germs. Alway clean your phone screens.

Avoid travelling to infected countries if possible. 

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