Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 as it is presently called.
You can however protect yourself and family members from it and also help prevent the spread of the virus to others if you do the following:
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid close contact, stay with a distance of at least 1 meter or 3 feet away from people, especially if they are unwell.
- Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
Do not: Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth until you have recently washed your hands with soap and water. In the absence of soap and water, an alcohol based hand sanitizer may be used. However, hand washing superceeds the use of Hand sanitizer. Make sure the front and back of your hands are thoroughly washed for atleast 20 seconds.