There’s still a lot to learn about the new virus, including how it spreads from person to person. However, here are some general rules from WHO on how to protect yourself.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with an elbow or tissue. Then wash your hands right away.
  • Stay away from anyone who has a fever or cough.
  • Don’t share cups or utensils with people who are sick.
  • If you have a fever or cough, contact your doctor right away.
  • Don’t eat raw or undercooked animal products.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched often, like doorknobs, phones or TV remotes.
  • Stay home if you are sick.