Coronavirus has reached Ukraine. The man from Chernivtsi city turned out to be infected with COVID-19. He returned from the trip to Italy with his wife. The man was hospitalized with fever and dry cough.
The Health Minister of Ukraine Zoriana Skaletska noted that the man acted correctly: he minimized his contacts and turned for help immediately. The Health Ministry stress that a correct algorithm of actions will help prevent infection with the coronavirus. Step by step it is like this.
Where to turn if there are symptoms of ARD?
You should turn immediately to your family doctor informing if you were in countries with cases of coronavirus if you contacted people who returned from these countries.
Taking to account this information and your symptoms, the doctor will recommend what to do next.
Can I call the ambulance home?
Yes. The Health Ministry assures that emergency medical brigades were informed on how to act in such situations.
If a person has a high temperature and there is a suspected coronavirus, the ambulance has to arrive in such cases.
“Now the possibility of changes to the procedure of calling the ambulance and doctor for the period when the cases are expected is being reviewed now. It is so the doctor could come to a person’s home instead of making the infected person travel the city,” the Deputy Health Minister Dmytro Lufer said.
Will the mask help?
It is recommended to put the masks on only when you already have the symptoms of ARD.
According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, healthy people do not need those.
On the contrary, wearing the mask creates a false sense of safety, which can result in neglecting the first-priority safety measures.
Will washing hands help?
Yes, you should wash your hands often and with soap for 20-40 seconds. If you do not have such an opportunity, medics advise using antiseptics.
What is the safe distance from an infected person?
The Health Ministry recommends keeping a 2-meter distance and avoiding places with many people.
How long the virus lives on the surface and how to kill it?
3 hours. Usual disinfectants can kill it.
How to go to school or kindergarten now?
There are no reasons to cancel the learning process in schools and kindergartens, as the Health Ministry says. Anti-epidemic commissions were created in every region. They monitor the situation and give their recommendations.