May 02

Novel CoronavirusDisease 2019 (COVID-19):

Guidelines on rational use of Personal Protective Equipment

About this guideline

This guideline is for health care workers and others working in points of entries(POEs), quarantine centers, hospital, laboratory and primary health care / community settings. The guidelineuses setting approach to guide on the type of personal protective equipment to be used in different settings.

2. Introduction

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people such as has been seen withMERS and SARS.