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An NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine publication, “The COVID-19 Chronicles” is a series of educational illustrations about the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak. Watch this space as we bring you regular updates on all the things you should know about COVID-19.

#10: Don't Forget to Disinfect

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Always remember to adopt good personal hygiene and don't forget to keep your personal items clean too.

#9: Don't Open In Case of Virus

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Online shopping parcels are safe to open, just remember to wash your hands after!

#8: Mouthwash and Other Myths

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WHO said it: There's no evidence that eating garlic, using mouthwash and putting on sesame oil can protect one from the COVID-19 virus.

#7: Scaredy-Cat

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The cat is out of the bag! There is no evidence that stray cats and dogs can spread the virus.

#6: No Hoarding Needed

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Make no mistake about it – it is important to practise good hand hygiene and wash your hands regularly with soap and water.

#5: Airborne Fears

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Myth busted: COVID-19 is nearly always spread through droplets and close contact. Do not put on more protective gear than required.

#4: Don't Reuse Soggy Masks

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Only use a mask if you're unwell and remember to use a fresh one every day. Don't attempt to clean and reuse them, they are meant for single use only.

#3: Flu Go Where?

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Remember to be socially responsible and visit a Public Health Preparedness Clinic if you show signs of respiratory illness.

#2: Uniform Blues

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Healthcare staff observe strict hygiene protocols. Let us all continue to encourage and support them in this moment of need!

#1: To mask or not to mask?

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Dr Dale Fisher, Professor in Infectious Disease, NUS, and Chair of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, WHO, answers that one question on everyone’s mind – To mask or not to mask?