Coronavirus

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It is

Serious.

everybody has to help

What can I do

to protect myself and others?

Follow the line that best describes you to the bottom of the page. This line will guide you through the information you need.

I think I have coronavirus symptoms

I am over 60 years old or have an existing medical condition

I have children

I'm young and healthy

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Information about

Coronavirus

(COVID-19)

Coronavirus is an infection of the chest and lungs. It can enter your body through your nose, mouth and eyes.

If you get infected, it can take up to 14 days before first symptoms develop. Some people might never show any symptoms, but can still be contagious. So you, or people around you, might have the virus without knowing it. You should therefore always be careful.

Symptoms

The virus is very contagious. Experts estimate that 60% of the world will get infected.

In most cases, healthy people who get the virus recover without further problems. But Coronavirus can cause health complications, and, in the worst case, death.

The virus is very dangerous for people above 60 and people with existing medical issues.

The virus spreads through infected people. You can also get infected by touching a surface or object that was touched or coughed on by an infected person.

Only severe cases are hospitalized. If too many people get sick at the same time, there will be a shortage of doctors and spaces in the hospitals to help them all.

At the moment, there is no vaccination or cure. Most people who get infected recover without medication or hospitalization.

How do I know if

I am infected?

Most people develop symptoms within 14 days of being infected. Others don’t develop symptoms at all. Children usually show less symptoms than adults.

Only a test can show if you have the virus. Because the virus is highly contagious, only people with severe symptoms will be tested. A doctor will decide whether or not a case is serious.

What should I do if

I’m young and healthy

Having no symptoms doesn’t mean you don't have the virus. Some people show no symptoms but are infected and can infect others.

Wash your hands with soap and water often and for at least 30 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if you have it.

Interactions increase the spread. Stay at home. Don’t meet people who don’t live in the same house/tent/container as you. Don’t invite people into your home.

Always sneeze or cough into your elbow. If you use a tissue, throw it Away immediately.

Don‘t share plates, cutlery, glasses or towels with others.

If you follow these safety measures you can help people who are more vulnerable.

Follow the instructions on this page. DON‘T TAKE RISKS THAT SPREAD THE VIRUS.

What should I do if

I have children

Children can get the virus and spread it.

It is important to show them of the right behaviour and why they should be careful. Explain that they shouldn’t touch their faces when outside.

Try to keep your children at home.

If they have been out, make sure they clean their hands and change clothes when they come home.

What should I do if

I am over 60 years old or have existing medical issues

You are in the high risk group, you should follow all measures to avoid exposure to the virus.

Avoid going outside.

Wash your hands with soap and water often and for at least 30 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if you have it.

Interactions increase the spread. Stay at home. Don’t meet people who don’t live in the same house/tent/container as you. Don’t invite people into your home.

Always sneeze or cough into your elbow. If you use a tissue, throw it Away immediately.

Don‘t share plates, cutlery, glasses or towels with others.

What should I do if

I have Coronavirus symptoms

If you have symptoms like coughing or a high fever, do NOT go to the hospital. You can go to the camp doctor or contact a doctor on the phone or via the special number that was set up in your country. In Greece, this number is:

If you have a lot of difficulties breathing, you should call an ambulance.

If you stay at home, remember the following:

Stay away from other people. You have to do everything to avoid infecting others.

If you have face masks, you should wear them to protect other people.

If you don’t have a face mask, sneeze or cough into your elbow or paper tissue and throw the tissue away immediately.

Wash your hands with soap and water often and for at least 30 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if you have it

Don‘t share plates, cutlery, glasses or towels with others.

Hand-Washing

Washing hands is an important way to get rid of the virus.

Wash your hands as often as possible. Take 30 seconds to wash them, like this:

Do I need hand sanitizer?

NO. If you wash your hands as instructed and as often as possible.

Can I leave my home?

You can leave home. From now on you don‘t need to send an SMS or have a letter with you. Also more and more small shops and services start to open again.
Don‘t gather in groups of more than nine people. Gatherings of ten or more people will get a 1000 euro fine. You have to wear a mask in super markets.

Can I travel?

Leaving home doesn't mean you can travel far. You are supposed to stay in your area or city. While you use public transport and visit the supermarket you need to wear a mask. If you don't, the fine is 100 euros.

For all detention and information center and accomodations in Ritsona, Malakasa koutsohero-larissa the lockdown stays extended untill the 5th of July.

What's happening to my asylum case?

On Monday 18/05/2020 the asylum service will start working again.

How can I help others?

You can use these signs to signal to others if you can give or need help. Draw it on a paper and hang it in your window or tent. If you need help, write what you need help with...

Food Shopping,

Pharmacy,

etc.


When you receive or give others help it is important to follow the safety measures, so you don't put yourself or others at risk of infection.

How to wear a mask

Wearing a mask doesn’t protect you 100% from getting infected but it does lower the risk of infecting others. Wear it to protect them.

Make sure the mask covers your nose, mouth and chin. Adjust it to fit properly, pressing down on the wire inside.

Stay together.

Stay Safe.