Information on the corona virus

How to protect myself?

Citizens are continuously encouraged to follow the following basic personal protective measures (also against seasonal influenza) :

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze by using a paper tissue or by coughing or sneezing into your elbow
  • Use disposable tissues, and after use, throw the tissue in the bin and wash your hands
  • Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid hand shaking, hugs and cheek-kisses
  • Do not touch your nose, mouth and eyes (especially after holding on to handles in buses or using door handles which are touched by many, but also at home)
  • Regularly clean/disinfect your smartphone, mobile phone, tablet, etc.
  • As a rule, use only your own glasses and cutlery
  • Avoid crowds, maintain social distancing