Epidemic Response

  • Stay at home and avoid contact with anyone who is sick. If you have to get close to the person, try and keep a distance of 2m and wear a face mask.
  • Keep a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables containing Vitamin C.
  • Make sure you have proper ventilation such as open windows in your home.
  • Avoid crowded places and public transport.
  • Wear proper clothing to suit the climate. Keep your body warm.
  • Wash your hands regularly and for 15-20 seconds at a time. Viruses can survive on surfaces up to 48 hours.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs can enter your body easily through these paths.
  • Listen to local ABC radio for updates or Internet services such as Twitter.

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