COVID-19

COVID-19 spreads primarily from person to person. Fighting this disease is our joint responsibility. Protect yourself and others by making simple precautions your new habits

COVID-19 spreads primarily from person to person. This can be via droplets released when people sick with the new coronavirus cough or sneeze. It can also spread when you’re in close contact with someone who’s sick – e.g. when you hug or shake hands.

You can protect yourself: clean your hands and your surroundings frequently.Avoid touching your eyes,nose and mouth.

COVID-19 spreads primarily from person to person. Fighting this disease is our joint responsibility. Protect yourself and others by making the 6 simple precautions your new habits which are shown in the image.

 

COVID-19 spreads primarily through close contact with someone who is infected, but it can also spread if you touch contaminated objects and surfaces.   You can protect yourself: clean your hands and your surroundings frequently!

COVID-19 spreads primarily from an infected person or contaminated objects that have been touched by any infected person or any person who has been in touch with the infected person.


Breastfeeding during COVID-19

“When making food or feeding your children, always make sure to clean your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water”

Are you worried about breastfeeding because you think you might have coronavirus?
Both WHO and UNICEF recommend that you keep breastfeeding, but you must take all steps possible to stop the spread of infection. 
1. Wash hands with soap and water before and after contact with your child.
2. Use a face mask when feeding or caring for them.
3. Clean or disinfect surfaces that you touch often.

What should you do if you get sick during the coronavirus outbreak and can’t breastfeed your child?
1. The first step is express milk
2. The second is give the milk to your child with a clean cup and spoon
And remember!
Keep washing your hands often with soap and water, and wear a mask when feeding or caring for your child.


Giving birth can be an anxious time for parents, especially during the coronavirus outbreak.

But one thing is clear: Breastfeeding immediately after birth and exclusively breastfeeding for six months will give your baby the best start in life.

*The COVID-19 Awareness Resources is powered by UNICEF and World Health Organisation.