PROTECTING CHILDREN AGAINST COVID 19

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Cases of coronavirus all over the world especially among children have been rising each day. All children, all races, and all ages are being affected and it’s causing a crisis in most developing countries. Every parent has a responsibility to make sure their children are not affected.

 

Talk to your children about the seriousness of COVID 19 and safety using simple age-appropriate language. Remember to do it slowly to reduce the level of anxiety in this new experience

 

You have to teach and reinforce everyday preventive measures. Children tend to emulate parents therefore be a role model by making sure you wash your hands more often. It’s also important to explain the importance of handwashing and intact to make it a family routine.

 

Best way to wash hands properly

Step 1: Wet hands properly

Step 2: Apply enough soap to cover wet hands

Step 3: Scrub all  surfaces of hands eg back of hands, between fingers and under nails

Step 4: Rinse thoroughly with running water

Step 5: Dry hands with a clean cloth or single-use towel

 

Wearing masks prevents an uncovered cough or sneeze. However, children below 2 years are not supposed to wear a mask because if breathing becomes difficult they may not be able to remove the mask.

 

It is important to ensure the mask does not pose a choking hazard or suffocation to children so that their breathing is not obstructed.

 

Our children need to be as safe as possible. Keep them at home because you cannot control how they play with their mates.

 

Our children, our responsibility.

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