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COVID-19 FAQs and MythBusters

Protecting Your Workplace From COVID-19

How do I make sure COVID-19 doesn’t spread in my workplace?

Contamination on surfaces touched by employees and customers is one of the ways that COVID-19 spreads. Therefore, while at work, make sure to clean and sanitize surfaces (e.g. desks and tables) and objects (e.g. telephones, mouse, keyboards) and other surfaces (doorknobs, railings). These surfaces need to be wiped with a bleach and water solution or standard cleaning agents (e.g. disinfectant, or a bleach solution but not both) regularly.

Quarantine

How to self-quarantine?

  • Stay in your home or accommodation. Do not go to work, school or other public areas
  • Separate yourself from others in your home or accommodation. If possible, find alternative accommodation and stay by yourself.
  • Do not allow visitors in your home or accommodation
  • Use separate facilities (e.g. bathrooms).

General Information on COVID-19

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19, previously called the Novel Coronavirus, is a disease caused by a newly discovered strain of coronavirus which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which cause illness including the ‘common cold’. This virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes is called the “coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19’ for short.

COVID-19 MythBusters

The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.

To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.

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CONTACTS TO REMEMBER

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