As the world battles to contain the raging spread of coronavirus, the World Health Organization has advised on ways to prevent the spread at workplaces.
The advice are top on maintaining clean and hygienic practices which should begin now instead of wait till the virus break into communities.
Specifically, WHO asked that employers keep desk surfaces and intercoms wiped with disinfectant regularly.
Employers are urged to promote REGULAR AND THOROUGH HAND-WASHING by employees, contractors, and customers and put SANITIZING HAND RUB DISPENSERS IN PROMINENT PLACES around the workplace.
The health agency warns that regular washing of hands with running water and soap can kill the virus and prevents the spread.
At the last count, not less than fifty countries, including Egypt,Algeria and Nigeria in Africa, have reported confirmed cases of corona virus with over eighty two patients.
The Virus which began Wuhan, China has killed over two thousand persons and there is no known treatment yet.