What is coronavirus infection (COVID-19)?

A respiratory infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus, which is the seventh know transmitted virus between animals and humans.

How does the coronavirus disease spread?
  • By droplets in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes
  • Through dirty hands and objects
What are the symptoms?
  • Fever

  • Dry cough

  • Tiredness

  • Spitting

  • Gasp

  • Muscle pain

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

  • Vomiting

  • Nasal congestion

  • Diarrhea

A runny nose is not considered as a sign of coronavirus.

How to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) infection?
  • Rinse mouth and throat with lukewarm water with salt, lemon, and soda
  • Stay away from people who are coughing or sneezing
  • Wear a mask
  • Get a good rest
  • Wash dishes and flatwares properly with hot water
  • Wash hands properly with soap
  • Be calm and stress-free
  • Wear gloves when going out
  • Drink warm liquids frequently and use cups with lids
  • Do not travel to the affected area, and if you do, observe yourself at home for 14 days.
  • Do not use elevators on floors 1-5
  • Avoid dealing with cash as much as possible
  • Do not go to crowded places
  • Do not spit
  • Avoid shaking hands or kissing others
  • Do not touch eyes, mouth or nose
Who should isolate himself/herself and how?

If you have traveled to an infected country, isolate and observe yourself for 14 days.

Family members of suspected persons should isolate themselves until a test result is obtained. Isolation includes:

  • Don’t leave home
  • Do not invite a guest to your home
  • Be separate from each other
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash hands properly with soap
  • Everyone should use separate cups, plates and face towels
  • Ventilate and do wet cleaning in your home
  • Eat nutritious food
  • Get a good rest
  • Be calm and stress-free
  • Check your body temperature twice a day
  • Do exercises
What should organizations pay attention to?
  • Check employees’ body temperature every morning and if they show signs of illness return to the home
  • Do not send employees for a business trip to affected areas
  • Digitalize services, avoid crowding
  • Receive feedback and requests by phone or electronically
  • Keep meeting short with few people
  • Ventilate the air in the room during the meeting
  • Properly clean hard surfaces such as floors, tables, and chairs after the meetings
  • Keep an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Clean the microphone with an alcohol-based solution or use a disposable bag
  • Properly clean elevator buttons, escalators and stair rails, doorknobs, computers, and telephones at least twice a day
  • Provide hot curd, seabuckthorn, water with hone and tea to employees
  • Plan canteen serving queue and serve a small number of employees at one time
  • Avoid workplace stress
  • Support workers and their families in providing masks
  • Keep soap, disinfectant, and paper towels in the restroom
  • Wet clean the restroom at least 4 times a day
  • Place clear prevention recommendations at the office