As you are aware, the COVID 19 pandemic has led to unprecedented and unanticipated challenges requiring collective action and support from all. While all necessary measures to fight the spread of Novel Corona Virus (COVID 19) are being effectively led by the Central Government and State Governments, there is a need to reinforce the importance of preventive measures and practices in a sustained manner, to deal with the disease over the long run.
A set of 15 promises, we need to follow, as part of COVID Appropriate Behaviours
Avoiding physical contact is a responsible behaviour as it prevents the spread of COVID-19 disease and other viruses. Be responsible! Promote greeting without any form of physical contact.
Follow distancing norms in all public places Keep minimum distance. of 2 Gaj(6 feet). Especially, when you go out to shop for essential products to the vegetable or fruit market, dairy store, pharmacy, hospital, etc. Also follow distancing norms when in a room / office with other people. If the other person is
infected, their physical contact may increase the risk of transmission.
A handmade face cover or mask limits the spread of any respiratory infection and protects the community at large.
How to wear a mask
When to wear a mask
Remember three key occasions one must definitely wear a face cover or mask.
You can easily make a face cover at home to protect yourself. Always remember, wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol based sanitizer before wearing a mask.
We tend to touch our face inadvertently. Let’s be extra careful, because
Your safety is in your own handsquite literally!
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. You can use Alcohol based sanitizer, if you don’t have soap and water facility.
Practicing good environmental hygiene makes your surroundings safer. Because the infected droplets are likely to settle on surrounding surfaces. You may use chemical disinfectants to clean the surfaces. Don’t forget to wear gloves during disinfection.
Every time you spit in a public place, you put your and everyone else’s life at risk. Spitting in public places can increase the risk of COVID-19 spread. This also includes spitting after consuming smokeless tobacco products. Spitting in public places is also punishable by law.
Travel only when it’s absolutely essential. And if you do step out of your house…Wear your face-cover and follow distancing norms.
The most credible source for COVID-19 information is Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s website. You will receive all updated information and facts related to COVID-19 here.
Call national toll free helpline numbers 1075 or State helpline numbers for any COVID-19 related queries. If you have any COVID-19 related queries or
observe any COVID-19 related symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty in breathing, call the national helpline number 1075 (toll free).
Do not hesitate to disclose your symptoms The earlier you seek help, the faster you will beat the disease!