The Saudi Ministry of Health announced the intensification of its awareness-raising efforts to deal with the new Corona virus, and published through its account on the social networking site "Twitter" infographics to raise awareness about how to prevent a new corona infection, through which it stressed the importance of adhering to the preventive precautions for respiratory infections in general, as follows:
How to prevent a new corona virus
- Always wash your hands with soap and water regularly.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
- Meat and eggs are well cooked.
- Avoid direct contact with anyone who has symptoms of respiratory illnesses such as coughing and sneezing.
The Ministry, through an awareness video posted on the same account, showed what the newly emerging corona virus appeared in China, and causes respiratory infections to varying degrees.
She added that the virus is transmitted from the infected person to another person through close contact without protection, explaining that there is still no specific treatment or vaccine for the virus, but it can be avoided with the correct methods of prevention.
Symptoms of the new Corona virus
The educational video included an indication of the symptoms of infection with the new Corona virus, the most prominent of which are:
- hard breathing.
- Sometimes symptoms develop into pneumonia.
- The virus may cause severe complications in people who have weak immune systems and the elderly, and people who have chronic diseases.
The Saudi Ministry of Health invited those who feel the previous symptoms to go to the nearest health center, and stressed that those who show symptoms of a respiratory infection should stay at home and avoid mixing with others, and not to travel while there are pathological symptoms, while covering the mouth and nose with tissues when coughing or sneezing, and the province Clean hands by washing them for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or with alcohol sterilizers.