The Pandemic & Brazil

Coronavirus Safety Tips

Whilst the world continues to come to terms with the Covid-19 pandemic, many countries are still very much at crisis point. Brazil is one of these. The government is in denial. Civilians are having to fight coronavirus alone, with over 3 million cases. With the pandemic being downplayed by the government and media, we want to make sure there is enough accessible information about the coronavirus, and the simple measures that you can take to keep yourself and your friends safe.

145,000 Brazilians have died due to coronavirus since February. Most of these people are elderly, infirm or overweight. It is these people, (our grandparents, our friends) that we must protect - as those of us who are fit and healthy will likely survive the virus but need to be careful not to pass it on to someone else who might not be so fortunate. We have some simple tips for staying safe below.

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Practice Good Hygiene:

• Wash for at least 20 seconds
• If you can’t use soap and water, hand sanitizer is a good alternative
• Make sure sanitizer is 70% alcohol

Practice Social Distancing:

• Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and others
•Plan outdoor activities when possible
• Avoid crowds

Wear a mask:

• This protects those around you from breathing in your breath
• Make sure it covers both your nose and mouth
• If you don’t have access to a surgical mask, a cloth mask is a good alternative

Common Symptoms are:

• Fever or chills
• A continuous cough, shortness of breath
• Fatigue, loss of taste or smell

Thank you for reading and stay safe!