Advisory on 2019 Novel Corona Virus

Today, the Department of Health announced the first confirmed case of the 2019 novel coronavirus in the Philippines. The patient is 38 year old female from China.

We strongly encourage all students to protect themselves against the risk of coronavirus by using face masks as a precaution when going to school and follow the following steps as encouraged by WHO:
🔹️Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
🔹️When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands
🔹️Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough
🔹️If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider
🔹️When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals
🔹️The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

For more information, visit the WHO 2019-nCoV page:

Source: World Health Organization