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1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Devi Sridhar+ Your Authors @devisridhar Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, @EdinburghUni Medical School. Director of @GlobalHealthGP. Health governance, financing, policy, systems & security. Jun. 04, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

'Package of interventions' needed going forward balancing health, economy & society.
1. Robust Test/Trace/Isolate policy with quick test results (within hours), extensive tracing (60-80% of contacts) & 14 day isolation (& incentives to comply incl. medical support)

2. Regular monitoring at local-level w/key indicators related to virus spread & health service capacity & sharing of this w/colour scheme. Green/yellow/orange/red. Shielded groups can make informed decisions.

3. Watch for super-spreading locations like hospitals, care homes, churches, prisons, maybe schools which can trigger large chain of infections.

4. Policy to manage imported cases from areas w/higher incidence.

5. Mandatory face coverings when distancing not possible.

6. Physical distancing restrictions used sparingly when situation becomes uncontrollable.

7. Ensure NHS does not become COVID health service.

Objective -> create a sustainable system where social & economic activity can resume but with monitoring to ensure daily new cases are in single digits (like Australia, Greece, South Korea, etc). All buying time for a treatment, a vaccine, or just more information on this virus.


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