Washing your hands is the primary way of prevention.
The Coronavirus (COVI D-7 9) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) at the beginning of March.
The Humanitas hospital network in Italy, which is part of the Group Techint, has been at the front line fighting against the disease in the Lombardy region. This institution, specialized in research and emergency handling, developed alongside Ternium and other companies in the group, some guidelines to avoid coronavirus at homes, face quarantines, and community routine modifications to minimize risks.
The starting point of safety and disease prevention begins at home. That is why it is advised that all home members wash their hands several times a day, disinfect surfaces such as handles, tables, and railings and to open windows to increase ventilation in common areas and bedrooms.
If there are any older adults or people with a critical health condition at home, the rest of the healthy members should behave as if they were at the same level of risk.
For homes with sick people, if possible, give them their room and keep the door closed.
How to self-quarantine?
People in quarantine should remain isolated. Humanitas experts recommend in a well-ventilated room with a separate bathroom and should keep a distance of one meter from other people. The person must avoid any type of contact and immediately inform their doctor about any symptoms.
The person must not receive visitors if he or she shows any symptoms until these have gone away. The person should also practice hygienic respiratory behavior such as covering their mouth and using tissues when sneezing or coughing and should be in constant medical contact.
If you are assisting a family member or quarantined person, it is always recommended to use a surgical mask and to disinfect surfaces continuously.
If you use public transportation, it is recommended to wash your hands after using it. If you attend a mall, it is advised to do so during low traffic hours to avoid crowds.
Regarding social meetings, Humanitas suggests avoiding any type of greeting that involves physical contact. You can find more information in the guide “How to move around safely with the Coronavirus in our city”.