Stay calm and protect yourself from Coronavirus

Many Singaporeans likely grew a little nervous after the government announced yesterday on its first locally transmitted cases of the Novel Coronavirus, among six new cases of the disease detected in the country.


Four Singapore residents with no recent travel history to China have tested positive for the virus, which has sickened more than 20,000 and killed more than 420 people since it was detected in Wuhan in central China.


To protect yourself from Coronavirus, the best things that you can do are the things that are generally recommend to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. World Health Organization has provided some advices on the basic protective measures against the new coronavirus.

How to prevent Coronavirus

1. Wash your hands frequently

Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water kills the virus if it is on your hands. 

2. Practice respiratory hygiene

When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Why? Covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing prevent the spread of germs and viruses. If you sneeze or cough into your hands, you may contaminate objects or people that you touch.


3. Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.

Why? When someone who is infected with a respiratory disease, like 2019-nCoV, coughs or sneezes they project small droplets containing the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.

4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself. 

5. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Tell your health care provider if you have traveled in an area in China where 2019-nCoV has been reported, or if you have been in close contact with someone with who has traveled from China and has respiratory symptoms.

Why? Whenever you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing it’s important to seek medical attention promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Respiratory symptoms with fever can have a range of causes, and depending on your personal travel history and circumstances, 2019-nCoV could be one of them.


Other than these basic measures against Coronavirus, Zero2.5 Plant Ionizer is also a great way to eliminate germs and virus. Zero2.5 Plant Ionizer is able to generate million times more negative air ions (NAIs) than a normal plant would at plant source. These NAIs are very effective in attacking virus and killing them.


A seven years long scientific research project at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, studied the effect of the NAIs on airborne virus. The report is published in Nature magazine and shows that over 97% of airborne virus are eliminated by NAIs. You can read more of the report by clicking the link here


This makes Zero2.5 Plant Ionizer one of the best and most efficient solution for anyone who are looking for a healthy lifestyle and protection from Coronavirus.