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Mumbai Smiles ensures that everyone is safe during the coronavirus pandemic

 In Awareness, Health, Mumbai Smiles

From encouraging its team to working from home to raising awareness, here’s what Mumbai Smiles Foundation has been doing

18th March

Mumbai Smiles Foundation organized a project wise door-to-door visit across communities to provide beneficiaries with information about precautionary measures to control the spread of infection.

Our General Director, Mr. Jaume Sanllorente requested all our staff members to raise awareness within our communities. He has also encouraged his team to work from home until further notice.

Our Teachers have also been instructed to inform parents and family members about measures for infection control. Every team member used a protective mask and frequently sanitized their hands while speaking to beneficiaries within the communities.

Some helpful Dos and Don’ts for everyone to prevent the spread of infection:

DOs:

– DO wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, several times a day. Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol:
•Before cooking or eating
• After using the bathroom
• After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

– DO learn the symptoms of coronovirus that are similar to flu:
• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

Please note: Most cases do not start with a runny nose.

– DO practice social distancing and avoid public gatherings, malls, theatres, restaurants, public transport, etc.

– DO consider taking extra precautions and staying out of public places if you’re over 60 years old, or have a condition, as you have a higher risk of developing the disease. Note that as of now, the highest-risk groups appear to be seniors and people with pre-existing conditions like heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

– DO note that the World Health Organization has now declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic.

DON’T s

– DON’T touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you have somehow come into contact with the virus, touching your face can cause the virus to enter your body.

– DON’T wear a mask unless you’re sick. Masks help protect others from catching the virus, but wearing one when you’re healthy won’t do much. Demand has been so high worldwide that shortages have begun. Leave the masks for people who really need them, like the sick or health care professionals.

– DON’T panic. At this point, public health officials still say the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 is low. Taking proper precautions like washing hands and practicing social distancing is extremely helpful.

If someone in your home gets sick, local authorities may want you to be quarantined for up to 14 days. Make sure you have enough shelf-stable food to last that long, as well as prescription medications for anyone in the family, health supplies such as over-the-counter pain relievers, and disinfectants to clean household surfaces.

Stay safe and take care of yourself.

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