March 23, 2020
As the Coronavirus continues to pose a threat for our community, Emirates Home Nursing wants to encourage everyone to stay at home and practice recommended hygiene and quarantine measures.
Here’s a checklist to keep yourself and family safe and prepared.
1. Find the Numbers to Call for Help
The UAE is taking strict measures to fight the spread of Coronavirus. Abu Dhabi set a dedicated hotline to answer all Coronavirus (COVID-19) queries. You can reach out to Abu Dhabi Department of Health (ADDH) through the Estijaba at 8001717.
In Dubai, the Dubai Health Authority provided a toll-free number 800 342.
2. Know the Symptoms
By now, everyone should know the signs and symptoms of the Coronavirus. The symptoms range from mild to severe illness. It could take 2 to 14 days for the symptoms to appear after exposure.
The most common symptoms are:
Shortness of breath
Emergency warning signs include:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to move
Bluish lips or face
Get immediate medical help if you experience any of these symptoms.
3. Protect Yourself, Family and Vulnerable Loved Ones
Elders, expectant mothers, and family members with pre-existing conditions are at a higher risk for more serious complications of the COVID-19.
In addition to social distancing, hygiene and regular daily precautions, you can protect vulnerable family members by taking the following steps:
4. Create a Plan
A plan helps you stay prepared for all circumstances. Your plan should include: