What to do if you are in or have recently visited a coronavirus-hit area?
By Gao Yun
For those who are in or went to an area during the past 14 days where COVID-19 is spreading, the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested the following protection measures.
1. Follow basic protective measures.
2. If you're feeling uncomfortable with mild symptoms like a headache and slightly runny nose:
Stay at home until you recover, as avoiding contact with others and going to medical facilities can help the facilities operate more efficiently and also protect you and others from COVID-19 and other viruses.
3. Fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing can be signs of a respiratory infection or other serious conditions:
Seek medical advice quickly. Call in advance and inform the medical staff of your recent travel history or contact with travelers.
Calling in advance enables the medical staff to quickly guide you to contact the appropriate medical facility. It also helps to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and other viruses.