How to prevent a new coronavirus
- Wash your hands with soap and water regularly.
- Cover your mouth and nose always when coughing and sneezing.
- Meat and eggs are well cooked.
- Avoid direct contact with anyone who has symptoms of respiratory illnesses like coughing and sneezing.
The Ministry, through an awareness video posted on the same account, showed what the newly emerging coronavirus appeared in China, and causes respiratory infections to varying degrees.
She added that the virus is transmitted from the infected person to another person through close contact without protection, explaining that there is still no specific treatment or vaccine for the virus, but it is often avoided with the right methods of prevention.
Symptoms of the new CoronavirusThe educational video included an indication of the symptoms of infection with the new coronavirus, most notably:
- hard breathing.
- Sometimes symptoms develop into pneumonia.
- The virus may cause severe complications in people who have weak immune systems and the elderly, and people who have chronic diseases.
The Saudi Ministry of Health invited those who feel the previous symptoms to go to the nearest health center and stressed that those who show symptoms of a respiratory infection should stay at home and avoid mixing with others, and not to travel while there are symptoms, with covering the mouth and nose with tissues when coughing or sneezing, and the province Clean hands by washing them for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water, or with alcohol sterilizers.