Now that the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic, it's important to keep up to date with the latest advice. Google is leading the way by placing key stories about the disease at the top of its search results. This is followed by important government and Ministry of Health, Ethiopia facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EthiopiaFMoH/) , and a map of the affected areas. It has also launched its own COVID-19 information site (www.google.com/covid19).
The best advice is to wash your hands for 20 seconds, or for as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday, but if you're fed up with that ditty, you can use other tunes to accompany your ablutions. Enter the name of a song and artist into Wash Your Lyrics ( www.washyourlyrics.com ) for a downloadable infographic showing a hand-washing technique to fit. To get help with the other top virus-proofing tip, which is to stop touching your face, go to www.donottouchyourface.com , allow access to your webcam and the machine-learning algorithm will kick in and view you via an open tab or minimised window. You'll be alerted every time you touch your face.
To help you stay informed about the number of reported cases and deaths, Public Health Ethiopia has created a dashboard (https://www.covid19.et/covid-19/).