Here are the answers to the hot personal protection questions!

Question 1: How should pregnant women protect themselves and their children?

In this epidemic, people with low immunity are easily infected, including pregnant women. After infection, it not only affects one’s own health, but also endangers the fetus.
Expert tips:
▲ During the epidemic period, expectant mothers should try not to go out. The air in the home should be fresh and the temperature should be appropriate. Windows should be opened in time to avoid colds caused by over-cooling and over-heating.
▲ Keep hand hygiene at all times. Use daily necessities such as towels, bath towels, tableware and bedding separately to avoid cross infection with family members.
▲ It is better to decline visits from relatives and friends and avoid contact with respiratory tract infection and people who have been to areas with high epidemic rate within two weeks.
▲ Do a good job of self-health monitoring. If there are no special circumstances, the pregnant mother can postpone the birth examination and monitor the fetal movement at home. Remember to make an appointment in advance and wear a medical grade mask during the whole process when you have to have a prenatal examination. Remember, try to shorten the time for prenatal examination! If you encounter minor problems, you can contact your doctor by phone or on the internet.
▲ Due to the possibility of “vertical mother-to-child transmission”, expectant mothers must go to the hospital for screening as soon as they show signs of infection. Once confirmed, professional doctors are required to evaluate and determine whether the virus will cause intrauterine infection while carrying out personalized treatment.
Question 2: How can I see a doctor safely when I am ill?

In the fight against pneumonia infected by new coronavirus, hospitals are “frontline positions” and also susceptible areas.
Expert tips:
▲ Everyone should go to the hospital as little as possible or not. If it is necessary to go to the hospital, medical institutions with less outpatient service should be selected nearby, and departments such as fever clinic and emergency department should be avoided as much as possible.
▲ Before going to the hospital, you can make an appointment through the network or telephone, be familiar with the department layout and treatment process, and reduce the treatment time as much as possible.
▲ Be sure to wear a medical surgical mask or N95 mask all the way to the hospital and when seeing a doctor, so as to protect yourself.
▲ Carry antibacterial hand gel containing alcohol with you, wash your hands and disinfect in time after contacting hospital items such as door handles, door curtains, doctors’ and nurses’ clothes in the hospital.
▲ Wash hands immediately after returning home from medical treatment and wash clothes worn during medical treatment.
Question 3: What preparations should be made for returning to work?

From home to commuting to work, it takes a process of adjustment.
Expert tips:
▲ Wear a mask when going to and from work. It is recommended to walk, ride or take a private car. When you get to work or home, wipe your mobile phone and other personal belongings with alcohol.
▲ Doors, keyboards, mice, office supplies, etc. of the unit should be wiped clean with disinfectant wipes or 75% alcohol.
▲ The office shall be ventilated at least 3 times a day for 20-30 minutes each time. Keep a distance of more than 1 meter between people. Wear masks, wash hands frequently and drink more water when working intensively.
Bring home immediately after work, do not attend parties or other group activities, and contact colleagues within these days.
▲ In case of unit health examination, please report your condition truthfully, for the sake of others but also for yourself.
Question 4: What is the correct “home quarantine”?

Home quarantine refers to staying at home for 14 days except to see a doctor.
Expert tips:
▲ During this period, you need to contact the outside world so that your friends and family can know your situation and information at any time.
▲ Isolate yourself from the rest of the family and stay in different rooms as far as possible.
▲ Measure body temperature at least twice a day, observe for cough, dyspnea or shortness of breath, chest tightness, body ache, diarrhea and other symptoms, and record the changes of the disease until the symptoms gradually improve. If one or more of the above symptoms occur and there is no trend of improvement, contact the community or the home isolation management institution to see a doctor as soon as possible.
▲ One thing needs to be reminded: home isolation is not accessible to everyone. Elderly people, children, and people with underlying heart and lung diseases, renal insufficiency, immunosuppression, or tumors are not suitable for home isolation.