ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —
Anyone who has travelled outdoors Newfoundland and Labrador inside the final two weeks is being requested to avoid visiting individuals in hospitals, lengthy-term care houses and personal-care houses.
The new suggestion comes instantly from the chief medical officer of health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald. She’s scheduled to hold a information conference with media at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s. In a information release, the Department Health and Community Services stated aged residents or sufferers and these with weakened immune techniques or underlying medical circumstances are more vulnerable to creating problems from COVID-19.
Advisory: Chief Medical Officer of Health asks current travellers to prohibit visits to hospitals, lengthy-time period care houses and personal care houses: https://t.co/S89ggo6DUK
— Government of NL (@GovNL) March 12, 2020
“Anyone with cold or flu symptoms should also avoid visiting until their symptoms disappear,” the release said. “Those infected with COVID-19 may have mild to severe symptoms. These symptoms may be similar to a cold or flu, and may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure.”
Symptoms of COVID-19 embrace fever, coughs and problem respiration. People experiencing symptoms are advised to call 811 to converse with a registered nurse and, if essential, self-isolate.
Those feeling unwell or already in self-isolation are advised to:
• avoid close contact with individuals with persistent circumstances and older adults;
• avoid welcoming guests and attending social gatherings, faculty and daycare;
• avoid public transit and taxis;
• wash arms with cleaning soap and heat water incessantly for a minimum of 20 seconds;
• use hand sanitizer when water and cleaning soap is unavailable;
• cowl your month together with your arm when coughing or sneezing.
There remain no confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador as of early Thursday afternoon, March 12. More info from authorities on COVID-19 could be discovered here.