Recommendations to reduce / prevent the risk of transmission of acute respiratory infections also apply to COVID-19.

  1. Hand hygiene should be given importance. Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and alcohol-containing hand antiseptic should be used in the absence of soap and water.
  2. Mouth, nose and eyes should not be touched without washing hands.
  3. Contact with sick people should be avoided.
  4. Hands should be washed, especially after direct contact with sick people or their environment.
  5. When coughing or sneezing, the mouth and nose should be covered with a disposable tissue. In cases where the handkerchief is not available, it should be used inside the elbow.
  6. If possible, it should not be visited in crowded places and health centers due to high patient density. If there is a need to go, contact with other people should be minimized.
  7. Eating raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided.
  8. It should not be in risky areas in terms of contamination such as farms, livestock markets and slaughterhouses.
  9. If any respiratory symptoms occur within 14 days after travel, the nearest health institution should be applied by wearing a mask and the doctor should be informed about the travel history.