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KRCS launches awareness campaign on COVID-19

KUWAIT: A KRSC member explains how to properly use a protection mask. – KUNA photos

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society (KRSC) launched yesterday a campaign on Coronavirus (Covid-19) in cooperation with the Kuwait’s Health ministry to spread awareness among volunteers on how to deal directly with infected cases. Representative of the Information Office in Health ministry Dr Hadeel Al-Oun said in a seminar at KRSC that the Ministry took responsibility of spreading awareness in several places, including airport terminals, complexes and universities because the volunteers are in the “danger front line” on dealing with infected cases.

She praised the KRSC in facilitating the task of the Health team on the emergency media campaign which started early February, stating that the goal is to raise awareness and give people scientific information. Oun added that the virus symptoms are cough, pneumonia, difficult breathing, sore throat, aches and pains, nasal congestion and runny nose, adding that anyone has those symptoms goes to quarantine as most of the cases come from airport.

There are also ways of prevention such as washing hands, covering the nose and mouth, and avoid direct contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory system disease. She explained that in case volunteers travel for a relief mission, it is preferred to avoid crowded places with the necessity of wearing masks. On the sidelines of the campaign, the nursing team demonstrated proper sterilization methods and ways of wearing mask. – KUNA

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