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Ahead of induction, Rafales busy with practice sorties

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Ahead of bhoomi pujan, Ayodhya DM hands over five-acre plot for mosque

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Ahead of Amit Shah’s rally, RJD beats utensils in protest

PATNA: Hours before Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s virtual rally in Bihar on Sunday, RJD leaders and workers staged protests, beating utensils and blowing conches against what their leader Tejashwi Yadav dubbed as the ruling partys celebration of the devastation caused by COVID-19 and the lockdown. A large crowd gathered outside the 10, Circular Road,…

Ahead of border talks, Chinese mouthpiece warns India against US, asserts Beijing won’t give up ‘any inch of territory’

BEIJING: Ahead of talks between military commanders of India and China to resolve the standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece on Saturday warned India “not to be fooled” by the United States, which was only concerned in serving its own strategic interest to maintain pressure on China, and did…

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Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

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Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

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