“We have almost reached the end of this year, but not the pandemic,” commented the head of the IMSS nursing programs department.
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- Chef Fabiana noted that technological means are a great alternative for families to stay together without putting themselves at risk.
By Twitter, the owner of the Department of Nursing Programs of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Fabiana Maribel Zepeda, also known as Chief Fabiana, invited people to celebrate and enjoy the Christmas holidays from home and maintain appropriate hygiene measures:
December came and with it moments of celebration, joy and conviviality; that is becoming more relevant in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. And this year we’ve discovered new ways to party, get excited, and share. 2020 taught us to appreciate what is really important: health, family and wellbeing, ”commented Chief Fabiana.
“We are almost at the end of this year, but not the pandemic. So I invite you to spend this December only with those who live in the same house, with the hygiene measures you already know, healthy distance, use of face masks , Washing hands and using alcohol gel, sneezing and coughing etiquette, in addition to not sharing items for personal use. Don’t trust yourself, help us, we as health workers keep saving lives. If you take care of yourself, we’ll take care of it around each other, ”he added.
– Chef Fabiana (@jefabiana) December 6, 2020
Also, Chief Fabiana pointed out that technological means are a great alternative for families to stay together without putting themselves at risk. In this way, instead of giving gifts in person, he invited creativity and hold virtual meetings, as well as sharing moments with loved ones through photos and videos.
On the other hand, when symptoms like headache, joint pain occur; Fever over 38 degrees; Without a smell and taste or a cough, people can turn to medical staff for advice. The phone number is 800-2222-668.
However, if symptoms worsen (shortness of breath, chest pain, or persistent fever over 38.5 degrees), or if people are at risk, they should go to a nearby hospital. However, the availability must be checked beforehand.
It is worth noting that these recommendations were made in a context where an increase in positive cases and deaths from coronavirus, as well as the increasing saturation of hospitals serving COVID-19 patients, have been reported.