Wesleyan raises awareness of novel Coronavirus

January 31, 2020

In line with the country’s massive precautionary information on the novel coronavirus, Wesleyan University-Philippines School Physician, Dr. Christian M. Salazar, gave the following measures to prevent the disease’s entry to the Wesleyan community, based from the Department of Health Advisory:

  • Maghugas lagi ng kamay;
  • Iwasan ang contact sa mga hayop;
  • Lumayo at takpan ang bibig at ilong sa tuwing uubo o babahing;
  • Umiwas sa mga taong may sintomas ng ubo at sipon;
  • Uminom ng maraming tubig at siguraduhing luto ang mga pagkain; at
  • Agarang kumonsulta sa health facility kung may sintomas ng ubo’t sipon (lalo na kung bumiyahe sa Wuhan, China).

Moreover, Dr. Salazar reminds employees and students to also consider protecting others from getting sick. He reiterates the World Health Organization’s advice to:

  • Cover mouth and nose with tissue, sleeve or elbow when coughing or sneezing;
  • Throw tissue into bin after use;
  • Clean hands after coughing or sneezing and when caring for the sick;
  • Avoid close contact when you are experiencing fever and cold or flu-like symptoms;
  • Avoid spitting in public; and seek medical help if you have a fever, cough and difficulty in breathing.

Dr. Salazar, after a meeting with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Marietta B. Agustin, informed PIO that the university clinic will enforce strict rules to prevent the entry of coronavirus into the campus. “Wesleyanians, however, must remain calm but vigilant,” Dr. Salazar reiterated.