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COVID-19 Meeting: Practise good hygiene


COVID-19 Meeting: Practise good hygiene

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There is no cure for COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the best measures are the known basic hygiene procedures.

Acting chief medical officer Dr Anton Best gave a brief outline of the guidelines today during a national address by Prime Minister Mia Mottley after a meeting of the Social Partnership at Hilton Barbados.

Best said practise good hand hygiene, including frequent handwashing or the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

Avoid contact with people who are obviously sick and don’t cough or sneeze into your hands, he said. Sneeze or cough into tissue and discard it properly, or cough into your elbow.

Best said they did not recommend the use of surgical masks in the general setting, but these should be reserved for medical professionals treating the sick.

He said unlike influenza, there is no cure, no specific treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 and members of the public should take precautions. (SAT)