How to be safe from Coronavirus [COVID19] Compiled By FIIB

What can you do?

This note is our attempt to share best practices to prevent the spread of this contagious virus to our community. As with many infectious spreads, the FIIB community’s exposure depends on the immunity and safety of all it’s students and employees.

NO 1 and most important: Avoid large gatherings where risk of exposure or infection is high. If it is an optional event, consider avoiding. So trips to the mall, movie theaters, etc. should be avoided.

NOTE: Italy went from 7 patients on Feb 22, to a whole country under lockdown and quarantine on March 10, 2020. In a span of 2+ weeks.

  • COVID19 is serious because the healthcare facilities are overwhelmed and are unable to take care of all the patients who need care AT THE SAME TIME. Eg: Imagine if 100 people all need critical care and go to a hospital. How many oxygen cylinders will be available? Ventilators? ICU beds?
  • This is why we ALL have to do our part to *contain* the spread of the virus

When & how to wear a mask | Watch the video on WHO website here - World Health Organization

  • If you have a cold/cough & experiencing breathing difficulties
  • If you are caring for a person with suspected or confirmed COVID19
  • See the video on how to wear and dispose a mask properly

When outside

  • Be conscious – do not touch your face. This is hard as it is involuntary. But pay attention. If you have to touch your face, use shoulders to rub
  • Watch out for people with cough & cold – keep at least 3 feet distance
  • Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible, with fingers
    • Lift buttons, door handles – carry hand kerchief or tissue. Else, sanitize after
    • Push open doors with shoulders or your body

AT HOME: Keep a box of sanitizer & towel to disinfect as soon as you enter the house.

Like this


When you get home, from outside

  • Put away all the small things you used when outside in this box for disinfecting – keys, wallet, phone, spectacles, credit card (if used)
  • Wipe it down with the sanitizer OR with a disinfectant
    • For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol
    • The reason for this: the germs can stay on oft touched surfaces like door knobs, lift buttons, table tops, chairs, car wheel
    • By cleaning, you are lowering the risk of infection spreading
    • Read more here:
  • Wash hands with soap & water – scrub the hands for 20 seconds. Do this diligently. Make sure the kids also do this well

IF you have travelled to a COVID19 affected country

  • Self-isolate / quarantine FOR 14 days
  • Self-declare at the airport, if there is a kiosk
  • Be especially careful around elderly – parents / grandparents. They are most susceptible
  • Keep a diary of people met, places visited

IF you have a cough & cold + fever (it is flu season here)

  • If you are unwell, stay home. Do not go to office, or send kids to school
  • Wear a mask to reduce spreading the cold to others
  • If you don’t have a mask, cover your mouth when coughing. Cough into your elbow (not your hands, as this will again be an avenue to spread to others and surfaces)
  • Take every fever seriously, closely monitor temperature 3-4 hourly and watch for development of other symptoms such as cough, difficulty in breathing
  • If you develop breathing issues – you need to get tested & treated at the hospital ASAP!

IF you think you have been exposed (through travel to a COVID19 affected country OR through contact), and are coming down with fever & have respiratory / breathing issues

  • Self-declare to the authorities – call the helpline numbers - so that the containment protocol can be followed by the
  • Wear a mask!
  • Note down people met, places visited in the last 14 days. If
  • IMPORTANT – Before going to the hospital – call first
    • So the hospital can be ready with the isolation protocols
    • As of now, only certain hospitals are authorized to treat – CALL Helpline FIRST
  • Here are the Government helpline numbers:
    • National Level - 011-23978046

Designated Nodal Hospitals for COVID-19

About FIIB:

The Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) was established in 1995 and has been providing outstanding management education to the students of the country since then. The institute has shaped and transformed the lives of more than 2400 students. With high-class faculty and infrastructure along with strong industry connections, the college has established itself as one of the best business schools of India.

Since its inception in 1995, FIIB has worked towards rediscovering and reinventing MBA Education by working closely with the industry. Through its commitment to excellence in Management education, FIIB has been able to touch lives of close to 2400+ students and helped them realize their dreams of becoming Leaders and Managers, not only in India but across the globe. In 25 years of existence, the college has been lauded for its efforts. Its strong recruiter relationships, ranking among the best B-schools in India and awards by major business school academies are a testimony to the same.

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