Sharing a transcribed interview of Dr. Enrique Tayag, Infectious Disease Specialist, by actor Robin Padilla during the latter’s visit to the Department of Health.
Dr. Tayag said that since coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is transmitted through droplet, cough, sneeze, he suggested a simple yet effective steps to avoid acquiring the virus from unsuspecting sources using the acronym WUHAN.
Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is the ground zero for coronavirus, affecting thousands to date.
W – Wash your hands from palm to palm, digits, end of nails, thumbs, for a good 20 seconds.
U – Use you mask correctly and only when necessary (mag mask ka lang kung may ubo at sipon ka). The blue color facing outward. The white side which is absorbent should be worn inward.
H – Have your temperature check everyday. (mag-absent sa school at opisina kung may lagnat)
A – Avoid large crowd. (social distancing – iwasan makihalubilo)
N – Never touch your face without washing your hands first.
“Kapag sinunod nyo ‘yon (WUHAN), malaki ang posibilidad na hindi kayo mahawahan ng NCov (now named COVID-19),” the epidemiologist said.
Meantime, the 2019 novel coronavirus disease has been named as coronavirus disease (COVID-19). WHO Director-General Dr Tedros shared: “Under agreed guidelines between WHO, the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, we had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease.Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing. It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.”