What can be done to prevent nCoV infection in public places?

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In the face of the risk of an outbreak, the Ministry of Health recommends that people refrain from going to crowded places such as shopping centers, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, resorts ... to prevent nCoV. If it is compulsory to come, each individual takes care of hygiene and disinfecting to protect himself.

First, clean your hands clean, this is a simple measure that is very effective prevention. Wash your hands often with soap and clean water. The necessary time to wash hands is after coughing, sneezing; after handling, handling or contacting dangerous objects such as elevator buttons, door handles, stair handrails, railings, ...; after going to the toilet; after hygiene for children; before eating; when your hands are dirty, before entering and after exiting the service area.

In the absence of soap and clean water, hand sanitizer solution that has been issued by the Department of Environmental Health Management, Ministry of Health can be used for circulation registration numbers; or a medical alcohol solution containing at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid products that are advertised as antibacterial dry hand sanitizers that are not approved for sale. This can increase the risk of infection and local side effects such as irritated dermatitis, allergies and even toxic effects when the solution gets into the eyes, nose, mouth or food. Only use hand sanitizer in the absence of soap and water, absolutely no abuse.

Limit your hands to the face, nose, mouth. Do not enter the service area if you experience fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue or are in isolation at home as required by health authorities.

Always cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, preferably with a cloth or tissue, then throw in the trash and wash your hands. Do not spit indiscriminately. Use a mask properly when you go to the service area according to the Ministry of Health's instructions and put it in the trash after using it.

Disinfect floors, walls, furniture, room objects, sale booths, children's play areas, common toilets, at least once a day.

During service hours, if fever or cough is present, shortness of breath, sore throat, immediately notify service personnel for guidance and assistance.

Medical staff disinfect inside the aircraft at Noi Bai airport. Photo: Ba Do

Medical staff disinfect inside the aircraft at Noi Bai airport. Ảnh: Bá Đô

Ban quản lý khu dịch vụ, du lịch, trung tâm thương mại cần vệ sinh khu dịch vụ hàng ngày bằng các chất tẩy rửa thông thường như chai xịt tẩy rửa đa năng dùng sẵn. Household toilet detergent (containing about 5% sodium hypochlorite) can be mixed in the ratio of 10 ml of cleaning solution to a liter of water, wiping surfaces.

Locations that have frequent contact such as door knobs, stair armrests, elevator buttons, handrails: disinfect at least 2 times a day.

Arrange dry hand-washing fluid in the reception hall, entrance and waiting rooms. Make sure there is enough clean water and soap or a hand sanitizer, toilet paper at the toilet.

Increase airflow in rooms, sales booths, play areas, etc. of service areas by opening doors and windows or other suitable means; restrict use of air conditioners.

Arrange enough waste bins with lids, collect waste daily and send it to treatment. Provide a full face mask for people in contact with customers. Strengthen food safety and hygiene in the service area.

Đặc biệt, đối với người trở về từ Đà Nẵng, không thuộc nhóm cách ly tập trung, phải khai báo y tế và tự cách ly tại nhà. Duration is 14 days from the date of entry, the last contact with a case of infection or suspected nCoV infection, from the date of leaving the commune or ward where the case is ill.

If a person suspected of being infected with nCoV is diagnosed without the disease, people who are quarantined due to close contact with the person will end isolation.

Thuy An

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