Prevention & Cure

HOW TO PREVENT & CURE CORONA VIRUS?

COVID-19 Preventions

Perfect Hand Wash

The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against coronavirus (COVID-19) are to frequently clean your hands for 20 seconds at least.

Soap on hand

Rub both hands

Thumb to thumb

Fingers to fingers

Wash under water

Soak with tissue

COVID-19 Treatments

The Ministry of Health and Child Care advises the public that there is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). There is no evidence that the various concoctions that are being advertised or written about work. Those infected with the virus receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms while those with severe illness receive optimized supportive care. Some patients with severe COVID-19 may need supportive care to help them breathe.

Self-care

After exposure to someone who has COVID-19, do the following:
  • Call your health care provider or COVID-19 hotline to find out where and when to get a test.
  • Cooperate with contact-tracing procedures to stop the spread of the virus.
  • If testing is not available, stay home and away from others for 14 days.
  • While you are in quarantine, do not go to work, to school or to public places. Ask someone to bring you supplies.
  • Keep at least a 1-metre distance from others, even from your family members.
  • Wear a medical mask to protect others, including if/when you need to seek medical care.
  • Clean your hands frequently.
  • Stay in a separate room from other family members, and if not possible, wear a medical mask.
  • Keep the room well-ventilated.
  • If you share a room, place beds at least 1 metre apart.
  • Monitor yourself for any symptoms for 14 days.
  • Call your health care provider immediately if you have any of these danger signs: difficulty breathing, loss of speech or mobility, confusion or chest pain.
  • Stay positive by keeping in touch with loved ones by phone or online, and by exercising at home.

For prompt assistance, call the Ministry of Health and Child Care toll-free line 2019 or the Youth Advocates Forum toll-free line 393. The lines operate 24 hours a day.

Equitable access to safe and effective vaccines is critical to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is hugely encouraging to see so many vaccines proving and going into development. WHO is working tirelessly with partners to develop, manufacture and deploy safe and effective vaccines.