If you are staying with a person with Corona … follow these procedures

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With the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak and the emergence of new, more contagious strains in Lebanon and the world, the presence of an infected person in every home has become a common occurrence. Rather, scientists fear that general closure decisions may not be sufficient alone to reduce HIV infection rates among needy families, so what should you do if you live with an infected person in the same house? In this context, the British “Sky News” channel published a report in which it listed a set of measures that families must take in light of similar situations, with the aim of reducing the transmission of the emerging virus within the same household. And according to a document by a member of the British government’s Emergency Scientific Advisory Group (SAGE), simple measures would help reduce infections by up to 15% in just 3 weeks.

If one of your family members was quarantined after suspected contact with an infected person, the document advises: Move the contacts to a separate room, far away, if possible.
– Ventilate well the rooms in which he spends contact, especially if he shares them with others.
Visits are not allowed, except for absolutely necessary.
Avoid activities that may generate aerosols, such as singing in the same room with contact.

Limit the use of common surfaces and objects.
Use a separate bathroom, if possible, or clean the shared bathroom thoroughly after each use.
Wash clothes, towels, and bedding frequently.
– Refrain from preparing food if possible, and if it is not possible, the kitchen should be used alone without another family member present with it, and then clean it well.
Eat in a separate room.
Putting in contact with a muzzle at home may contribute to reducing the spread of infection, provided that it is disposed of properly.

What if a member of your family has tested positive? This means that you and family members should quarantine yourselves. So what are the measures in this case? In addition to the above, the document recommends: Stone the injured person in the farthest room in the house, provided that he is alone and that the window and door are kept open.
Adhere to the strictest rules of social distancing.
Ventilate the rooms well.
Clean the house well.
Caregivers use personal protective equipment and other protections.
Clean surfaces well such as doorknobs and dishes …
Clean hands well.
Washing clothes, towels, and bedding for the whole family frequently, provided that the injured person is washed with hot water.
The use of personal protective equipment in addition to gloves and goggles may be useful when providing care to the injured.
All adults in the house wear masks if they have to deal with the injured person or with each other, provided that the masks are disposed of properly.





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