Prevention, best way to deal with Covid-19

The new coronavirus is a serious threat to people’s health.

HAVANA, Cuba.- The Plan for the prevention and control of Covid-19 has is aimed to minimize the risk of introduction of the new coronavirus in Cuba and its dissemination in the national territory, and thus also to reduce the negative effects of an epidemic on health and the economic impact it may have.

As President Miguel Diaz-Canel said, this is a gigantic task that requires the responsibility of all.

The main symptoms of Covid-19 are similar to those of a flu, including fever, dry cough, nasal congestion, tiredness or fatigue and shortness of breath, also causes pain in muscles and throat, and diarrhea.

In the presence of some of the symptoms, health authorities insist that it is very important not to delay and go to the doctor immediately, so they urge the whole population to know how to protect themselves.

What to Do?

To protect yourself from Covid-19 it is essential to wash your hands frequently using soap and water, rubbing them well to remove any dirt or traces of the virus that is susceptible to alcoholic solutions and sodium hypochlorite.

It is important to cover your mouth and nose with your handkerchief or elbow when coughing or sneezing, avoid touching your nose, mouth, eyes as they are the main gateway of the virus; keep minimum distance of one meter from anyone coughing or sneezing, and not self-medicating.

It is recommended to use surgical masks only when sick or caring for those who are sick, and to avoid agglomerations to any respiratory symptomatology.

Education and sensitivity of the population is a strength for each person to take hygiene measures responsibly, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.