According to World Health Organization,there are basic protective measures that one can take to protect themselves against coronavirus pandemic.
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
This according to W.H.O, washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands. And as CGTN-Africa news anchor Beatrice Marshall explains in the following video, washing hands regularly is paramount in the fight against COVID-19.
With #Covid19 spreading across the globe, the age-old practice of regularly washing hands is taking center stage. According the @WHO the best way to prevent transmission is washing your hands, thoroughly, with soap and water. Here's @BmarshallCGTN with the easy steps pic.twitter.com/2EZlg6oUMV
— CGTN Africa (@cgtnafrica) March 20, 2020
Maintain social distancing
Other measures that W.H.O has emphasized on include, maintaining at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
The reason being when someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.