Please note that the instruction is based on the recommendations of the world health organization (who) and the Ministry of health of Ukraine the publication of Gordon.
In case you have symptoms of respiratory illness – fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, rhinitis, fever – stay home, try to isolate themselves, call your family doctor or call an ambulance on telephone 103.
If you do not have the above mentioned symptoms, but you in the last 14 days have been in a country where cases of the disease COVID-19 or you had contact with an infected person, you also need to go to the doctor and tell him about it.
Diagnosis the presence of the novel coronavirus will be carried out only in cases of appropriate epidemiological and clinical definition of the disease listed in the who recommendations. Whether you need to undergo testing for the coronavirus, decide to only doctors, they have a clear algorithm of actions. Testing is conducted by the Virology reference laboratory of the public health Centre of Ukraine.
The test results for the presence of the novel coronavirus will be known in about five or six hours, after which the doctor himself will explain to you what to do. To purchase a test system for self-identifying yourself from the new coronavirus in Ukraine today is impossible.
Any special measures for prevention of the disease COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, or drugs against the coronavirus with proven efficacy at this point exists. But to reduce the risk of infection, the who and the Ministry of health of Ukraine recommended to observe the following basic rules:
-regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for 20-40 seconds and/or clean hands alcohol-based (60%) antiseptics;
-do not touch with dirty hands to their eyes, nose and mouth, the standard way of getting the virus into the body via contaminated surfaces (therefore, it is important to wash hands).
-Coughing and sneezing cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or crook of the elbow, then immediately discard the tissue and wash your hands;
-avoid places of a congestion of people, keep your distance and stay away from others (especially from patients) at a distance of at least 1-1,5 m;
-do not eat food, especially of animal origin without thermal treatment (so, probably, was the first coronavirus infection);
-try to avoid contact with animalsif contact did take place – be sure to wash your hands;
-try to eat a healthy diet and exercise, follow a healthy sleep, to monitor the water balance of the body.
Medical maskthat Ukraine has seen an increased demand as a means of protection against coronavirus infection is ineffective. Who and the MoH is recommended to wear a mask those infected not to spread the infection.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. At the beginning of the day on March 11 in China from the coronavirus died 3158 people, the number of confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus has increased to 80 778. According to who, as of March 10, outside of China was 32 778 cases of infection in 109 countries, 872 people died.
In Ukraine recorded one case of infection (the husband fell ill after a trip to Italy). Another 41 patients, the disease was not confirmed, one sample is under study, reported in the press service of the Ministry of health on March 11.
On 11 March, the Cabinet introduced a quarantine in educational institutions and restricted public events, and ceased flights to Italy and shut down 75% of the checkpoints at the border.