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World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for the general public regarding the spread of coronavirus infection (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness from a common cold to more serious illnesses, such as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). New Coronavirus (nKoV) is a new strain that has not previously been detected in humans, first registered on December 31, 2019 in Wuhan, China. 

On 30 January 2020, the WHO Director-General announced that the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) was a public health emergency of international concern.

On March 12, 2020, WHO announced the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can protect your health and the health of others by observing the following rules:

  • Follow the laws and regulations adopted in the host country in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection.
  • Regularly wash your hands with an alcohol-based product or wash them with soap. Keep your distance in public places.
  • If possible, do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you feel unwell, stay home until you recover, even if you have mild symptoms of the disease, such as a headache or a runny nose and call a doctor at home. 
  • If possible, observe quarantine and restrict travel.
  • If possible, get an annual flu shot.

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in each country, measures are prescribed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. At the same time, all international health insurance programs pay for the treatment of coronavirus infection.