Protect yourself against Corona-virus

How to protect yourself against coronavirus, depending on your situation?

Wash your hands, wear a surgical mask, avoid gathering, stay confined at home ... Faced with the Covid-19 epidemic, how can you protect yourself and others from the virus? Reminders.

  1. You have no symptoms and are not at risk?
  2. Have you been in contact with an infected person?
  3. Do you have symptoms of Covid-19?
Protect yourself from Covid-19
We are at war against an invisible, elusive enemy its time for general mobilization to slow the spread of the coronavirus responsible for the greatest health crisis that has known for a century. 

As a reminder, Covid-19 is mainly transmitted by postillions emitted during sneezing / coughing, but also by direct physical contact with a patient or through an infected surface. Its symptoms are similar to those of other viral infections: fever, cough, body aches, difficulty breathing. Note: some patients develop an asymptomatic form of the virus.
Update on how to deal with the spread of the virus, depending on your situation.

You have no symptoms and are not at risk?

If you do not have symptoms, have not been in contact with a sick person, do not return from a risk zone and are not among the “fragile” people (elderly or suffering from serious illnesses / chronic pathologies ), likely to contract the virus, it is not necessary to wear a mask at home. Instead, take measures called "barriers" to limit the risk of contracting the virus or transmitting it: wash your hands frequently (rub 30 seconds minimum) or use hydro-alcoholic gel, sneeze or cough in your elbow (cough or sneezing in your hands will spread the virus more easily), avoid touching your face (nose, eyes or mouth are possible entry points for the virus) and use disposable tissues.
Respect movement restrictions and avoid direct contact with your containment partners. Handshakes and hugs (kisses included) are always strongly discouraged. These measures apply regardless of your situation, faced with an epidemic risk (seasonal flu, gastrointestinal).

Have you been in contact with an infected person?

 If you have been in "close and prolonged" contact with a patient (less than a meter away for more than fifteen minutes), watch for symptoms for the next two weeks. Apply the barrier measures, take your temperature twice a day and imperatively respect the containment measures. As a precaution, limit contact with your loved ones (family or friends with whom you are confined). As a reminder: wearing a mask is only necessary if you have symptoms of the disease. If in doubt about your symptoms, do not contact Covid-19 emergency.

Do you have symptoms of Covid-19?

If you notice symptoms of the disease, do not go to your doctor, the emergency room or the city laboratory: you could contaminate many people. If there are no serious signs (if you notice a cough, fever or body aches), contact your doctor who will take care of you depending on the severity of your condition.

Contact the Covid-19 emergency only in the presence of breathing difficulties and high fevers. Wear a surgical mask at all times and avoid movement and interaction with fragile people. If the Covid-19 emergency teams suspect a severe coronavirus infection, they will contact the nearest infectious disease specialist to confirm or reject the diagnosis. You may be offered a biological test. If the infection is confirmed, depending on its severity, you will either be cared for by a general practitioner at home, or hospitalized.

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