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Donald Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

President Donald Trump listens during a ‘National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools,’ event in th…Read MoreNEW YORK: President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons.…

On July 4, Trump stokes a ‘culture war’

U.S. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend South Dakota’s U.S. Independence Day Mount Rushmore f…Read MoreWASHINGTON: A divided United States ushered in dark and dismal Fourth of July fourth Independence Day with its President Donald Trump warning that a “left-wing cultural revolution” is aiming to rewrite the country’s history and erase its heritage,…

Trump warns of leftist cultural revolution rewriting American history

U.S. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend South Dakota’s U.S. Independence Day Mount Rushmore f…Read MoreWASHINGTON: A divided United States ushered in dark and dismal Fourth of July fourth Independence Day with its President Donald Trump warning that a “left-wing cultural revolution” is aiming to rewrite the country’s history and erase its heritage,…

Trump heads to Mount Rushmore amid Covid-19 surge across America

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is heading out to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota on Friday to celebrate the July 4 American Independence Day with fireworks amid another large public gathering, despite confirmation from experts that the coronavirus pandemic is surging again with a vengeance across the country. The US is now seeing a record…

Donald Trump tweets that Russia bounty allegations are ‘Fake News’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed as “Fake News” allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan. He said news stories about the allegations were made up to “damage me and the Republican Party.” Lawmakers have been demanding answers over the allegations, and Democrats have accused Trump of bowing to Russian…

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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.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

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.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

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