Persons with signs of acute respiratory tract infection

01.04.2020.  |   Print

The coronavirus causing Covid-19 infection is mostly distributed through:

  • direct contacts with an infected person;
  • tiny drops caused by the infected person, when talking, sneezing or coughing,
  • directly touching the infected person (shaking hands or kissing),
  • as well as through indirect contact, when touching surfaces and objects, being touched by an infected person (such as door handles).

Therefore, the persons, having any sign of respiratory tract infection (cough, difficult breathing, sore throat, increased temperature), please, follow the following basic rules:

1. Do not visit public places and do not go to work as well as do not visit friends during sickness. The same refers to children, who have any signs of sickness - do not bring such child to the pre-school education institution or education institution.

2. Contact with a doctor via phone and in case the health status permits it - undergo treatment at home.

3. If you have been abroad within 14 days before getting sick, act as follows.

4. Avoid close contact with other persons (keep the distance of at least 2 metres).

5. As much as possible limit contacts with family members, in particular with the persons in the age above 60 years and persons with chronic diseases or weakened immunity (for example, the persons receiving immunosuppressive therapy).

6. Avoid other persons, when coughing or sneezing.

7. When coughing or sneezing, cover the mouth and nose with a disposable wipe and dispose after use, and afterwards wash hands; if you do not have a disposable wipe or a napkin, cough or sneeze at the surface of the inner elbow joint (sleeve), but not on the palm of your hand.

8. Wash hands with water and soap for at least 20-40 seconds after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose, or use an alcohol-based hand disinfectant. See more detailed information about hand washing here.