Top priority now - slowing down the spread of the coronavirus! If the newly developed coronavirus spreads freely, many people fall ill in a short time, causing hospitals to become overcrowded and medical system can collapse.
Therefore, all efforts of the government, authorities and the health care system are currently aimed at slowing down the rapid increase in daily new infections.
By adapting your behaviour - staying at home as much as possible, experts also refer to it as "social distancing" - you can help the virus spread more slowly.
The fewer people that come into contact with each other, the harder it is for the virus to spread. It's important that we reduce personal contact in order to flatten the contagion curve.
Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
To avoid overburdening the health systems and spreading the virus, stay at home and only leave the house for what is absolutely necessary.
If you develop a fever, a cough and have difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers.