"What is this coronavirus? How serious is it? What preventive measures can we take ?"
Here are some things to keep in mind as you find information to such questions. Share these few advices with your loved ones!
1. Check local government websites for latest updates and news on this coronavirus.
Such websites are the most reliable sources of information for updates on the coronavirus and any measures that you can take to safeguard the health and well-being of you and your family. Here are some reliable government websites that you should check often:
2. Not all news are accurate
As this is a new type of coronavirus, people scramble to find news to know more about it. However, not all news sources are accurate. Beware of what you read on social media and even local news sources. Always do a cross-check of information between several sources to ensure that what you understand about this coronavirus and its effects are true. Here is a government website which clarifies the current misinformation that has spread about the coronavirus:
3. Always maintain cleanliness and good hygiene
Bringing around a tissue packet, washing of hands often, changing masks more than once a day are some things that may seem minute to you. However, they have significant impact on your health. Remember to maintain good hygiene at all times and be considerate of other around you.
Always keep up-to-date with related news and find out more to clarify your doubts. Remember to share factual information with your loved ones. The more people are aware of what is happening, the better you will be able to protect yourselves. Let's help one another!
If you are still unsure of what you should do, here are some cute comics from Wei Man Kow to summarize what you should always keep in mind: