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With first case of Coronavirus in Lagos State, here are some tips by the Federal Ministry of Health on how to avoid contacting the virus.

*Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

*Maintain at least 1 & half metres (5 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

*Persons with persistent cough or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance, but not mix in-crowd.

*Make sure you and people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene, meaning cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or into your sleeve at the bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

*Stay home if you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Please call NCDC toll free number which is available day and night, for guidance- 0800-970000-10. Do not engage in self-medication.

*Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19 through official channels on TV and Radio, including the Lagos State Ministry of Health, NCDC and Federal Ministry of Health.

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