Exclusive: Follow these steps to avoid coronavirus

People with face masks walk in a shop decorated for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Bangkok on January 24, 2020, after four people were detected with the Coronavirus in Thailand. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

KARACHI: The coronavirus has so far claimed 25 lives worldwide.

The virus had originated from Chinese city of Wuhan and its cases have emerged so far from North Korea, the US and Japan.

Given below are few precautionary measures to avoid this deadly virus:

Regularly wash your hands with soap/senitiser for at least 10 seconds.

Avoid close contact with a patient of flu and cough and wear a facemask. Early symptoms of coronavirus have been identified as respiratory, cough and fever problems.

To protect other people from germs, while sneezing/coughing must cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your hand.

During a visit to cattle market in the area where coronavirus has been detected, avoid contact with animals.

Don’t eat under-cooked meat while the raw meat must be handled carefully with the view to prevent contamination.