What can people do to protect themselves and others from getting the new coronavirus?
Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
About Yoma Land
Yoma Land (part of the Yoma Group) was launched in 2018 by Yoma Strategic Holdings and First Myanmar Investment to hold the real estate assets of both companies. Since 1992 Serge Pun and Associates (SPA) and these companies have established themselves as among the most influential and successful real estate developers in Myanmar.
The founding of Yoma Land allows YSH and FMI to consolidate their activities going forward. This creates benefits of scale and efficiency that benefit customers, employees and shareholders. Yoma Land has one of Myanmar’s largest landbanks, focusing on township projects and the mission of Building Better Communities for the Future of Myanmar. It is actively building out existing assets, targeting new acquisitions and developing innovative products. Current sectors in which Yoma Land is active include residential, hotel, office, schools and retail.
Yoma Land is transforming Yangon’s cityscape across three strategically located flagship developments, StarCity, Yoma Central and Pun Hlaing Estate. From aspirational urban residential developments to high-end luxury, Yoma Land aims to build communities that are attractive, safe and vibrant, while placing emphasis on innovative designs, building standards and product range.