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Frontliner worries (risk of Covid-19 virus)

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 18, 2020 4:56 AM

Anonymous 8 months

I & my wife working in healthcare line. We’re worried to bring bac risks of virus bac home cos we hv 2 kids at home. Just wanna check wit dr, some said kids immune working differently & not easily affected by Covid 19 viris. Is tat true? (just to make sure our kids are safe)
Tq dr for ur time

Dr Sashini Seeni 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

Thank you for your question. For your information, those that are vulnerable to the virus are those from the extremes age group: the young below 5 and the old. This is because their immune system are not fully developed and weakened respectively. However, with proper measures, you can still protect yourself and your family from the virus. These are the guidelines from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC):

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Thank you for your question.

Last Updated: Wed Mar 18 2020 04:56:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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