What is Corona Virus?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

How it Spreads

 COVID- 19  is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes and the droplets land in mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly inhaled into the lungs. It can also be spread through close contact with infected persons and by touching surfaces and objects contaminated by Corona Virus.

Signs & Symptoms

- High Body Temperature

- Coughing and Sneezing

- Sore Throat

- Headache 

- Sore Throat

Symptoms start 14 days after infection, If you have the above symptoms, visit your nearest medical facilities or contact the Ministry of Health emergency hotlines on

0729 471 414 or 0732 353 535

Actions from various Sectors

- Suspend ALL public gatherings and face to face meetings

- Suspend inter-school events

- All public transport operators should clean vehicles regularly as well as provide sanitizer to passengers

- Avoid the use of social media to spread misinformation. All official information for circulation will have a government logo.

Prevention

- Wash/Sanitize hands regularly with soap and running water or an alcohol based sanitizer

- Cough or sneeze on to your bent elbow or into disposable tissue, make sure to wash hands IMMEDIATELY after this

- Maintain a distance of 2 metres (6 feet)  between yourself and anyone that is coughing or sneezing

- Avoid shaking hands, hugging, kissing and close contact with people with flu- like symptoms

- Stay home and observe self-distancing 

- Maintain good respiratory hygiene and ettiquette

Emergency Hotlines
0729 471 414 or 0732 353 535
 

Self-Isolation Information

What is self-quarantine?

It is an act of individuals who may have been exposed to COVID -19 to separate themselves for 14 DAYS to monitor if they develop symptoms

What does self-quarantine entail?

- Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom if possible. Remember to disinfect all surfaces and clothing.

- Ensure that household surfaces are clean and thoroughly disinfected.

- Avoid sharing household items including utensils, towels and bedding.

- Avoid having visitors over unless the person MUST be in your house.

- Wear a face-mask if you have to be around other people,

Self Isolation Facilities

If you need to self isolate - go home.  But if you live in a shared residence where it is not possible to isolate, then you can use these government approved facilities

- Mbagathi Hospital

- Kenyatta National Hospital

 
 

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