The Ministry of Public Health advises people to do the following to protect themselves from COVID-19:
a. Stay in the safety of your home as much as possible. Do not go out unless it is absolutely necessary, say to purchase food and groceries, use an ATM, or attend class when directed.
b. Practice social and physical distancing by maintaining a distance of at least TWO (2) meters from others, at all times.
c. Wear a mask at all times when outside your home, and in any public place, such as a supermarket, a bank, or a mall.
d. Wash your hands regularly (preferably every two hours, even at home) with soap and water for at least TWENTY (20) seconds. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer can also be used, for at least 20 seconds, as a substitute cleanser.
e. Avoid touching your face or mask, particularly your eye, nose and mouth areas. Be careful not to touch or adjust your glasses as your eyes are a portal of entry. Wash your glasses in soap and water to minimize misting up from your breath.
For more information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) visit www.moph.gov.qa or call 16000