- Tram Ho
According to Dr. Truong Huu Khanh , Head of Infection-Neurology Department, Children Hospital No. 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, the new strain of corona virus originated from animals that have been transmitted to humans. Therefore, we all do not have immunity to it, everyone’s risk of infection is the same.
As of March 10, the Ministry of Health has reported 32 cases of Covid-19 in Vietnam in a short period of time. This situation makes many people worried and ask questions: When the epidemic in Vietnam enters a new stage, what should be done to protect yourself and your family and reduce the risk of disease?
Dr. Khanh said, the most important thing is to wear a mask properly, wash your hands often and hygiene, cleaning homes .
On the Fanpage Ask a pediatrician, Dr. Khanh recommends that it is best to wash your hands with soap under running water. Using soap is sufficient because soap can kill Covid-19 virus and soap can also remove the dirt on the skin of the hands. Proper hand washing is to wash for about 20 seconds with soap and rinse under running water to remove dirt from hands.
If soap is not available, we can use a quick hand sanitizer. For children, if using quick hand wash, they need to hold their hands for a few minutes to evaporate the excess handwashing water, avoiding the baby’s hand to mouth.
Dr. Khanh also recommends that everyone should clean their houses. However, just using regular soap is enough. Only when someone is sick in the house, or near the area where the person is infected with the virus, will it be necessary to use special cleansing solutions such as Javel or Cloramin B. That’s where a lot of people come in regular contact.
For office rooms at many offices that cannot be controlled, ultraviolet lights can be used for 60 minutes before work and 60 minutes after work. Ultraviolet lamp will kill the virus. But be careful, only shine ultraviolet light when there are NO people in the room.
In a time of sensitive epidemics, Dr. Khanh also advised people not to go out in crowded places, to gather friends in unknown places with sources of transmission. Children also miss school for a while, when children at home need proper care: Need to drink enough water, moderate activities, get enough sleep, exercise regularly at home or park empty.
Adults who go to work need to change clothes, wash their hands, and then take care of the baby. It is very important to protect the health of you and your family members in the current disease situation.
Source : Genk