Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions (for students and staff of Khyber Medical University)
1. How can you protect yourself and others?
- Practice universal social distancing measures, including maintaining a six-foot distance from others, respectively staying away from sick people, limiting your movements, and avoiding public spaces and large crowded gatherings. Universal social distancing is critical to protecting everyone.
- Promote good, basic hygiene, including washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; avoiding close contact with those who are sick; and staying home when you are sick.
- Coughing/sneezing into a tissue or your sleeve;
- Know when and how to wash your hands and use sanitizer.
- Take steps to lower your risk at meetings and events, including holding video- or teleconference meetings, modifying in-person interactions, and maintaining a 6-foot distance.
2. What should you do if you feel sick?
- COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. If you have these symptoms and travelled to any country with confirmed cases then you should consult your doctor (preferably on phone if possible), who will further guide you.
- Keep in mind that not all fever and cough are COVID-19
3. How can I practice social distancing?
- Social distancing is a way to reduce exposure, slow the spread, and minimize transmission of contagious diseases. Practically it means,
- Limit your movements. Avoid public spaces, large gatherings, and proximity in confined spaces. Maintain at least a 6-foot distance between yourself and others.
- Avoid shaking hands with anyone and close physical contact with individuals displaying symptoms.
- Use video conferencing, and teleconferencing tools instead of holding in-person meetings when possible. All members of the Harvard community are asked to help in these social distancing efforts.
4. What about my classes at KMU?
- The university is closed for any on site teaching and classes till 5th April 2020. Though all the classes have shifted online. Your respective institute and course coordinator will give you further details directly.
5. What about my job/duties at KMU?
- The University is closed till 5th April 2020, though this is not holidays. All employees who can work from home should do so. All employees should remain on station and can be called for duties if needed.