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Things to keep in mind during this coronavirus outbreak

A few things to keep in mind to protect yourself from COVID-19

By Time Out Bangkok editors
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Social distancing
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Social distancing is key

Physically distancing yourself from others can help stop the spread of the virus. Authorities suggest keeping a length of about one to two meters between yourself and the next person. During this outbreak, you’re also advised to refrain from shaking hands, hugging and kissing. Eating alone is also advised. (Sorry, mate!)

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Do the waii instead

Instead of shaking hands, try adopting the local waii. Practiced in Thailand for centuries, it’s a way to extend a greeting or show respect without touching other people.

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Wear masks in packed public spaces

Wearing a mask in public has become a common practice in most Asian nations. It helps the spread of the virus by preventing you from touching your nose and mouth, especially when you’re commuting on Bangkok’s public trains and buses, which can sometimes be pretty jammed.

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Wash your hands often

The COVID-19 virus is covered in a fat-based bubble. Washing your hands—and body—with simple soap helps destroy this fatty bubble, leaving the virus to die. (It’s easier than you think.)

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Never share a glass, cup, spoon and dish with others

There are times when you have to partake in a Thai sumrub (sharing) meal. Make sure you use a serving spoon or serving chopsticks, and share your tableware with no one. Seriously.

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