“Staying Home And Staying Safe During the COVID19 Pandemic”


As the Federal Government of Nigeria has joined other governments around the world in asking citizens to stay home and stay safe to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, here are a few tips to help #MomAndBaby and their families prepare.
What you need to do:
  • Stay at home
  • Only go outside for food, health reasons, or work – but only if you cannot work from home
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family
Remember, you can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms, be smart, be kind, stay home, stay safe.
 
 
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Q. Are pregnant women at risk of COVID-19?
YES! The risk is same for non pregnant women and any other person.

Q. What can I do to reduce my risk of catching coronavirus?
For pregnant women and the rest of their households, this includes:
• Regular hand washing
• Use a tissue when you or anyone in your family coughs or sneezes, discard this and wash your hands
• Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus. These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
• Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible
• Work from home, where possible.
• Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
• Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
• Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services Q. What do I need to do now?
As a precaution, you should follow government advice about social distancing; stay away from public places and avoid anyone who has symptoms suggestive of coronavirus. If you are in your third trimester (more than 28 weeks pregnant) you should be particularly attentive to social distancing and minimising any contact with others.

All pregnant women should follow the advice given by federal and state ministry of health and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
 
What is social distancing?
Social distancing measures are 6 steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). They are to:
Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible
Work from home, where possible.
If you are employed, your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to your employer guidance for more information
Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
Use telephone or online services to contact your medical provider or other essential services Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable.
We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to- face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you are pregnant, are over 70, and/or have an underlying health condition.
Social distancing and staying home protects you, your baby, your family and your community. This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks.

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