Good practices and lifestyle changes
Q1: Can I catch COVID-19 from a healthcare worker’s clothes?
Healthcare workers are trained professionals. In the hospital, they are gowned up with protective equipment. What they wear underneath would be kept clean.
Q2: Should I be worried about my medical appointment at the hospital?
The chances of picking up COVID-19 at the hospital is low. Make an appointment to see your doctor. Stick to your schedule, go for the appointment and come back quickly.
Q3: What lessons can we learn from this outbreak?
Whether it’s COVID-19 or influenza, we should use our common sense. Things like using a serving spoon, not sharing utensils or tooth brush, and so on. Even when we do cough, the virus may still be inside the tissue, so roll it up and discard it into a bin.
Q4: Why shouldn’t we doctor-hop?
When you doctor-hop, the doctor may fail to appreciate the gravity of your case if you have been infected and the changes in you as the disease progresses.
Q5: What other tips do you have?
Take note of your mobile phone which we use so regularly. Clean it with a piece of alcohol wipe, at least three times a day. Avoid shaking hands. Try alternatives like a good wave or a simple bow.