How to protect yourself from coronavirus?

What measures are right for each of us?

Now, having proven cases of coronavirus-infected people, it is good to know a few fundamental principles for virus protection. The councils are of the World Health Organization. Panic and fear are not among them, but neglect and neglect of the potential danger too.

When to use a mask?

  •     If you are healthy, you should only wear a mask if you are caring for a person with a suspected coronavirus.
  •     Wear a mask if you cough or sneeze.
  •     Masks are only effective when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based disinfectants or with soap and water.
  •     If you wear a mask, then you need to know how to use it properly.

How to use the mask?

In this video, you will see how to put on a safety mask:
  • Before you apply a mask, clean your hands with alcohol-based disinfectant or soap and water.
  •     Cover your mouth and nose with a mask and make sure there are no gaps between the face and the mask.
  •     Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based disinfectant or soap and water.
  •     Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it gets wet and do not reuse disposable masks.
  •     To remove the mask: remove it from the back of the mask (do not touch the front of the cover); discard it immediately in a closed container; clean your hands with alcohol-based disinfectant or soap and water.

Basic steps to follow to protect against coronavirus:

Wash your hands regularly

     Frequently and continuously wash your hands with water and soap or with an antibacterial disinfectant.


     Because it helps to kill viruses that may have fallen on your hands.

Keep distance with other people when you are out

Of course, if the situation allows. The World Health Organization advises us to stay at least a meter away from people sneezing or coughing.


     When we sneeze or cough, we throw out fluids that can contain viruses. If we are too close to a sick person, we can inhale the fluids thrown from them, which may include the appropriate COVID-19.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth


     Our hands touch many surfaces, and viruses can easily stick to them. Once this happens, our hands can transmit the virus to our eyes, nose, or mouth. COVID-19 mainly enters the mucosa.

Respiratory hygiene

Make sure you and the people around you maintain good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or a handkerchief when we sneeze or cough. Then we need to discard this handkerchief right away.

(Here you can see how to properly clean your hands with alcohol-based disinfectant.)


    In this way, we protect people from getting infected, whether we have a common cold, the flu, or COVID-19.
    If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, seek medical advice immediately
    Stay home if you’re not feeling well.
    If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, seek medical attention by calling your doctor in advance. Don’t rush out.
    Follow the recommendations of local health authorities.


    Local governments have the most detailed information about the situation in your area. They will guide you on what to do next.

How to deal with stress during coronavirus?

  • It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared, or angry during a crisis.
  • Talking to people you trust can help. Connect with your friends and family.
  • If you need to stay home, maintain a healthy lifestyle – including a proper diet, enough sleep, exercise, and social interactions with loved ones at home, as well as email and phone with other family members and friends.
  • Don’t use smoking, alcohol, or other addictions to deal with your emotions.
  • If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a healthcare provider or counselor. Make a plan for where to go, how to seek help for your physical and mental health needs, if necessary.
  • Limit your anxiety by reducing the amount of time you and your family spend watching or listening to media content that you find disturbing.
  • Understand the facts. Gather information that will help you accurately identify the risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. Find a reliable source you can trust as a WHO website; or a local or state health agency.

Help your children deal with stress during the coronavirus:

  • Children respond to stressful situations differently. They can become anxious, angry, trapped inside.
  • Respond to your child’s reactions, listen to their concerns, and give them extra love and attention.
  • If possible, let the child play and relax.
  • Try to keep the children close to their parents. Avoid splitting them as much as possible. If separation occurs ( hospitalization of a loved one), ensure regular contact (for example, by telephone).
  • Keep the baby’s regular schedule as much as possible or help adjust it to new conditions.
  • Explain to children what the situation is and tell them how the risk of infection can be reduced in a way that they will understand. This includes reassuringly providing information that if a child or family member is feeling unwell, he or she will need to go to the hospital for some time to help doctors feel better.