Prevention and Control for Children

(The Fight Against COVID-19)

Updated:2020-04-26 |

Prevention and Control for Children

Children are one of the vulnerable groups of the novel coronavirus. On February 2, the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council issued a notice on ensuring effective control of the children and pregnant women.

According to the Prevention and Control Protocol for Novel Coronavirus (1st Edition), the main prevention and control measures for children included: 

* Reduce outdoor activities as much as possible, avoid going to crowded or poorly ventilated spaces, and avoid visiting relatives and friends or contact with people who have symptoms of respiratory tract infection; 

* Take good protection such as wearing a facial mask while going out; 

* Cover mouth and nose with tissue or elbow when sneezing or coughing; 

* Go to hospital with parents in time in case of a fever or illness; 

* Parents should improve room ventilation, and do indoor disinfection to create a clean living environment; 

* After returning from public areas, parents should wash hands and change clothes before contacting children; 

* Parents should teach children correct way of hand washing, urge children to wash their hands frequently, avoid touching public objects, balance nutrition and exercise moderately, work and rest regularly, and help children develop good health habits.