ARIS Secondary Talk on Coronavirus

Feb 10, 2020

The Coronavirus is the newest epidemic to hit our world.

In recent times, the world has been hit by the outbreak of the newest epidemic, Coronavirus. This disease is a cocktail of viruses that cause illnesses that range from common colds to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. A number of countries have been hit by this epidemic.

This week, a talk was held on coronavirus at the Secondary Campus to sensitize the students about the nature of the disease, symptoms, and how to reduce the risk of infection.

This talk was delivered by the school physician, Dr. Joanna Faddoul, and the Secondary nurse, Nurse Aba. In their presentation, they gave students, and staff tips on what to do to prevent infection. These tips include:

  • Wash hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with any cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Thoroughly cook meat and eggs.
  • Avoid unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals.