World Health Organization @who

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Home caregivers for people with suspected or confirmed #COVID19 should: ✅ Ensure the ill persons rests 🛌 , drinks plenty of fluids and eats nutritious food. ✅ Wear a medical mask when in the same room with an ill person. Do not touch the mask 😷 or face during use and discard it afterward. ✅ Frequently clean hands 🙌 with soap and water or alcohol-based rub, especially: • after any type of contact with the ill person or their surroundings • before, during and after preparing food • before eating • after using the toilet ✅ Use dedicated dishes 🍽, cups, eating utensils, towels and bedlinens for the ill person. Wash dishes, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedlinens used by the ill person with soap and water. ✅ Identify frequently touched surfaces by the ill person and clean and disinfect them daily. ✅ Call 📞 your health care facility immediately if the ill person worsens or experiences difficulty breathing. #coronavirus

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FACT: #COVID19 is NOT airborne. The #coronavirus is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. To protect yourself: -keep 1m distance from others -disinfect surfaces frequently -wash/rub your 👐 -avoid touching your 👀👃👄

29 Mar 2020

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#Repost @drtedros ・・・ There's been an amazing outpouring of support for the #COVID19 Solidarity Response Fund. People everywhere are rallying around a shared goal: combating the #coronavirus. Thank you on behalf of @who and partners!

28 Mar 2020

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Smoking damages your lungs and other parts of your body, and it makes you more vulnerable to #COVID19 infection. It is the right time to 🚭 quit smoking for a safer and better health 💪. #coronavirus

28 Mar 2020

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Using tobacco products can increase your chance of getting #COVID19 ❗️Bringing your 👐 to your 👄 can transfer the virus into your body ❗️Sharing tobacco products can transmit the virus between people ❗️Tobacco weakens your respiratory system making you more vulnerable to the #coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

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You may catch #COVID19 and be at risk of becoming severely ill, if you've a noncommunicable disease/a pre-existing condition such as: ❗️Cardiovascular disease ❗️Chronic respiratory disease ❗️Diabetes ❗️Cancer Here are tips for people affected by these conditions to stay safe: ✔️Take your medicine & follow medical advice ✔️Secure 1 month+ supply of medication ✔️Keep distance from sick people ✔️Wash 👐 often ✔️🚭 or quit drinking 🍾 ✔️ Protect mental health #coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

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#Repost @sussexroyal ・・・ Around the world, the response from people in every walk of life, to protect and look out for their communities has been inspiring. None more so than the brave and dedicated #healthworkers on the frontline, risking their own well-being to care for the sick and fight #COVID19. Wherever you are in the world, we are all incredibly grateful. For all of us, the best way we can support health workers is to make sure we do not make their job any harder by spreading this disease further. No matter where you are, the @WHO have shared some guidelines that can help. You may have seen or heard these before, but they are as important today as ever. Please click our link in bio for more information from @WHO

26 Mar 2020

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We can still beat #COVID19 with a comprehensive approach: test, trace, treat, isolate. In this video, Dr @mvankerkhove talks about numerical forecasts of the #coronavirus's trajectory & reminds us that we can all prevent the worst, following WHO guidance.

25 Mar 2020

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Looking after yourself, your family and friends is important through these stressful times of #COVID19. WHO encourages everyone to #BeActive & #HealthyAtHome by doing some simple & fun physical activities such as: 🤸‍Try exercise classes online 💃Dance to music 🎮Play active video games 🤾Try skipping rope 💪Do some muscle strength & balance training #coronavirus

25 Mar 2020

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Today is #WorldTBDay. Tuberculosis remains the 🌎🌍🌏’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, over 4000 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable & curable disease. #ItsTime to #EndTB

24 Mar 2020

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Pass the message: These are 5️⃣ steps to kicking out #coronavirus: 👐 #HandWashing 🤧 Coughing etiquette (cover your cough with flexed elbow or tissue; throw tissue away & wash hands) ❌ Not touching your face (eyes, nose & mouth) 🚶‍♀️➖🚶‍♂️Physical distance (at least 1 meter) 🛌 🏡 Staying home if feeling unwell. WHO and FIFA launched joint campaign to equip football ⚽community to tackle #COVID19!

23 Mar 2020

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We thank our 4 million followers for their trust and support to provide the world with accurate health information. Follow updates on #COVID19 and other health issues on our @instagram account: @who, and share them with your friends and family. #coronavirus

23 Mar 2020

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Today is #WorldWaterDay. #HandWashing is key to preventing the spread of #COVID19. But 2 in 5 healthcare facilities globally do not have 🧼 and 🚰 or alcohol-based hand sanitizer at points of care. Improving water, sanitation & hygiene in healthcare facilities is critical. This will lead to: ✔️ Better infection prevention & control ✔️ fewer healthcare-acquired infections ✔️ less reliance on antibiotics & more + safer births. #SafeHands #coronavirus

22 Mar 2020

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Close contact and early, exclusive breastfeeding helps a baby to thrive. Therefore, women 👩🏼🧕🏼👩🏽‍🦱 with #COVID19 can breastfeed if they wish to do so. They should: ✔Practice respiratory hygiene and wear a mask ✔Wash Open hands before and after touching the baby ✔Routinely clean and disinfect surfaces If a woman with COVID-19 is too unwell to breastfeed, SWIPE RIGHT ➡ for more advice from WHO! #coronavirus

22 Mar 2020

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How does #COVID19 spread? Dr @mvankerkhove, WHO #coronavirus expert explains.

21 Mar 2020