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2/26/2020 11:30 AM

Do you suspect coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV)? Read these instructions first

Do you suspect coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV)? Read these instructions first

If you have travelled in the epidemic area and are experiencing sudden symptoms of a respiratory tract infection such as fever, cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of leaving the region, do the following:

  • Always contact the Medical Helpline 116 117 (Lahti/Päijät-Häme area) or the local health centre by phone first. You will receive instructions on how to seek treatment.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing. Immediately put the used handkerchief in the rubbish bin.
  • If you don’t have a handkerchief, cough or sneeze onto the upper part of the arm of your sweater, not into your hands.

More info on the virus: Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare