Happy Lunar Year everyone.
Just a quick FYI as to staying safe and healthy during the Lunar New Year holidays. As you might have noticed most of the health care facilities and pharmacies might be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday or they might run on limited hours.
If you have a severe emergency please do not hesitate to call 119 ( emergency services) or 112 which will get you through to the police. You might also want to make your way to the emergency facility at bigger hospitals in the city for treatment.
Also as it is prime season for the spread of colds and flu take care by staying warm, drinking plenty of water and washing your hands regularly.
Gwangju City Hall has also released special information to help curb the spread of Norovirus which has seen a rise in infections in the past couple of weeks around the country.
Please remember :
Norovirus is highly contagious and typically peaks between the months of December and April.
*Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and, on occasion, a low-grade fever.
To prevent being infected or to limit infections:
1.Wash your hands regularly or carry hand sanitizer.
2.Keep your hands away from your face, mouth, nose and eyes.
3.As you prepare food, wash your hands frequently — especially right before serving anything to others.
- If you display symptoms of the virus try to limit preparation or touching of food as you might spread the virus.
- Use appropriate cleaning methods and store food at proper temperatures once it has cooled down.
You might also want to limit your intake of raw or undercooked foods especially meat and seafood. And remember to stay hydrated.
If symptoms persist please consult a doctor or visit your emergency room during the Lunar new year time.
Stay safe and healthy,