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Health tips issued for resuming work and school after May Day holiday

Updated: May 7, 2020 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print

The Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health guide for people going back to work and school, on May 5, the last day of the May Day holiday.

The guide reminds the public to keep monitoring their health and wearing masks properly, practice various protective measures in their daily lives, and ensure they get adequate sleep.

1. Monitor your health

Pay attention to your own physical condition and that of your family members, especially those who have recently traveled. If you have symptoms such as fever and a dry cough, please wear a medical mask and go promptly to the nearest fever clinic. You should inform the doctor of your travel history, contact history and quarantine observation situation to facilitate a timely diagnosis. You should also avoid going to work when you feel ill.

2. Wear a mask properly

It is recommended that you carry a mask with you and different groups of people choose a suitable type of masks in accordance with specific situations.

3. Integrate various protective measures into your daily life

Pay attention to personal hygiene, develop healthy habits such as frequent hand-washing, frequent room ventilation, no gatherings, and a good cough etiquette. You should carry a disinfectant hand sanitizer when you go out.

When dining out, you should go to a restaurant with a health permit and keep at least one meter away from other people. Minimize contact with the public facilities in restaurants, implement individual serving, and use serving spoons and chopsticks.

4. Ensure adequate sleep

Keep a regular schedule. Be early to bed and early to rise, and try not to oversleep.

5. Do appropriate exercise

Increase the amount of exercise after the holiday, but avoid excessive exercise or fatigue. Try to stay at home or choose an empty place outdoors for exercise, and keep your distance from others.

6. A healthy diet

Eat less greasy food. Eat more coarse grains, fresh vegetables and fruits, and foods rich in protein and vitamins. Use less salt when cooking. Have your meals regularly and reduce the amount of snacking.

7. Keep a good mood

Do something to make yourself happy and relaxed, such as listening to some soothing music, reading a book, or basking in the sun.

8. Preparations for graduating students

Monitor your state of health. Parents and children should take their body temperature regularly. Should you have symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, and diarrhea, don’t go to school. Instead, go to see a doctor or self-isolate at home for observation, and report to the head teacher in good time.

Material preparation. Students ought to prepare and correctly use disposable medical masks or medical surgical masks, disinfectant hand-rub or disinfectant wipes, disposable gloves and tissues.

Parents should help their children develop hygienic habits like washing their hands, wearing masks, and a good breathing etiquette. Keep a regular schedule, do more physical exercise, choose good snacks, and maintain a healthy weight.

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