Health Ministry has released a list of dos and donts in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak. People have been advised to observe good personal hygeine, and practice frequent handwashing with soap. When hands are visibly dirty, people should wash their hands with soap in running water. If hands are not visibly dirty, alcohol-based hand rub would also work. Used tissues should be thrown into the bin immediately and basic etiquette of covering mouth while sneezing or coughing must be followed. People should see a doctor if they feel unwell.
People have been asked not to spit in public and have close contact with anyone in case of coughing or fever. There should not be any contact with live animals or raw and undercooked meat. Travel to farms, live animal markets or where animals are slaughtered must be avoided.