Do’s And Don’ts To Prevent Coronavirus Spread

By Dr M Shafi Kuchay, Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, Medanta The Medicity, Gurugram, India

Do’s
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue or handkerchief while coughing and sneezing
  • Maintain 1-meter (~3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone and 2 meters (~6 feet) from anyone who is coughing and sneezing
  • Throw used tissues into closed bins immediately after use, wash handkerchief frequently
  • Keep doors open so that you and others don’t touch door handle/knobs frequently
  • Use glasses instead of contact lenses
  • Engage yourself in indoor activities, such as reading, writing, tv watching, gardening, yoga, meditation, praying, etc.
  • Contact doctor if you develop cough, fever and difficult breathing
Don’ts
  • Shake hands
  • Touch your face too often (eyes, nose and mouth)
  • Cough into the palms of your hands
  • Have close contact with anyone, if you are experiencing cough and fever
  • Spit in public
  • Travel unless necessary
  • Visit mosques, shrines, temples, gyms, clubs and crowded places
  • Visit a barber, salon, spa or other high-touch non-essential services
  • Spread rumors and panic
  • Believe everything on the internet
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