Table 2: Proper application of personal protective measures (PPM) [20-22].

Objective Situation Personal Protective Measures
To protect self • when you are allowed to work or study from home • stay home, avoid crowds in public places

• in public places

• living with and attending home-quarantined symptomatic or asymptomatic persons

Hygienic practices

• avoid touching nose, mouth, and eyes with unwashed hands

• wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol hand rub for at least 20 sec

• disinfect high-touch shared surfaces regularly

• avoid consuming raw/undercooked foods

To protect others

• whether you are at home or in public places if you feel sick with respiratory symptoms (such as fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose)

• wear any type of face mask, EXCEPT respirators such as N95 or FFP2

• do not sneeze or cough into the air, but into your bent elbow or a tissue; throw it into a bin; do hand hygiene

• wash hands often

• even if you are not sick

• do not sneeze, cough, or spit into the air

• consider wearing a face mask in public places as you could be a silent spreader