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Sex During COVID-19

We know our communities are responsible in looking after their health and the health of their partners. With the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, the best way to prevent COVID-19 transmission is to avoid casual sex with people you are not living with or who are not your regular sexual…

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How to self-isolate during COVID-19

Testing people without symptoms for COVID-19 does not help identify people who may become sick later. Therefore, it is so important to detect any sign of infection as early as possible. You should monitor yourself for any new symptoms. Watch particularly for: fever (37.5°C or higher) cough shortness of breath (difficulty breathing) Other reported symptoms…

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Look after your Mental Health during COVID-19

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is causing anxiety, worry and stress for people across the globe. These are exceptional times, but we are a resilient society with the strength and capacity to cope with troublesome situations. There are positive, proactive steps we can all take to support our mental health and wellbeing, and that of our…

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Preventing transmission COVID-19

To protect yourself against COVID-19, clean your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer. If you have washed your hands, dry them thoroughly by using paper towels. If there are no paper towels available, use a hot air dryer or let your hands air dry. Your hands must…

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Social Distancing during COVID-19

Social distancing means reducing the number of close social and physical contacts we have with one another. Combining social distancing with good personal hygiene slows the spread of a pandemic. This helps protect the most vulnerable members of the community and reduces the impact of the pandemic on essential, life-saving health services. Everyone should practice…

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Protecting against COVID-19

In our country, the people most at risk of getting COVID-19 corona virus infections are those who have: recently returned from overseas been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 Based on what we know so far about COVID-19 and what we know about other corona viruses, those at greatest risk…

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Corona Virus disease (COVID-19)

What is a pandemic? A pandemic is an epidemic that spreads on a global scale. Pandemics usually occur when a new infectious disease emerges that can spread rapidly around the world. The WHO declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Most people do not have immunity to a new virus. Viruses…

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Understanding the Mental Health

Mental health is an expression we use every day, so it might surprise people that the term is frequently misunderstood. Mental health is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others. But according to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which…

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition where people experience extreme mood swings that interfere with everyday life. It was previously known as ‘manic depression’. The mood swings can range from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression). Episodes of mania and depression can often last for weeks or even months. People with bipolar disorder experience periods…

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Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

Physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Regular activity can improve your quality of life. A minimum of 30 minutes a day can allow you to enjoy these benefits. …

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