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What’s Different for Pregnant and Postnatal Women in the Time of COVID-19?

The symptoms and signs of COVID-19 are the same in pregnant women as the general public. Everyone should take care to avoid infection or infecting others. You can help protect yourself by doing the following:

  • Wear a cloth mask in public.
  • Wash hands as often as possible with soap for 20 seconds (or use alcohol sanitiser)
  • Try to stay more than 2 meters away from others, if you can and avoid crowded spaces.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene: cough or sneeze into your bent elbow covering your mouth and nose, or into a tissue which you must then throw straight away into a closed container and wash hands with soap for 20 seconds).
  • Open windows when possible and keep household surfaces clean with 4 teaspoons bleach in 1 litre water. Keep bleach out of reach of children.

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