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Hot Topics: COVID-19: General Info

Covid-19 Variants

Spread of Covid-19 Variants

[Header] Some Covid-19 Variants may spread more easily between people

[Content] We know we can all control the spread of Covid-19 and it's new variants by:

Washing our hands
Staying at least 1m apart
Wearing a mask
Limiting time in or avoiding enclosed/crowded space

Originally developed by WHO Regional o=Office for Europe

Mental Health and Coping During the Pandemic

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak WHO UN infographicClick on Image to Enlarge

[Header] World Health Organization Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

[Content] It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis
Talking to people you trust can help. Contact your friends and family

If you must stay at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle - including proper diet, sleep, exercise and social contacts with loved ones at home and by email and phone with other family and friends

Don't use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions
If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counsellor. Have a plan, where to go to and how to seek help for physical and mental health needs if required

Get the facts. Gather information that will help you accurately determine your risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. Find a credible source you can trust such as WHO website or, a local or state public health agency

Limit worry and agitation by lessening the time you and your family spend watching or listening to media coverage that you perceive as upsetting

Draw on skills you have used in the past that have helped you to manage previous life's adversities and use those skills to help you manage your emotions during the challenging time of this outbreak

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