What’s Open?

Here’s what will be open during the “stay at home” order:

  • Grocery stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Cooperative societies
  • Pharmacies
  • Bakeries
  • Car workshops
  • Laundries
  • Technical and electrical services providers
  • Banks and exchange houses
  • Clinics
  • Post offices
  • Hardware stores
  • Funeral homes
  • Gas stations
  • News organizations
  • Child care facilities
  • Take-out and delivery restaurants
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals

Here’s what will be closed during the two-week period.

  • Commercial outlets in markets, on streets and shopping malls
  • Fish, meat and vegetable markets (except wholesalers)
  • Shisha cafes
  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Theme parks
  • Amusement centres and electronic games outlets
  • Cinemas
  • Men’s and women’s salons
  • Massage parlours and spas
  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Country clubs
  • Concert halls
  • Bowling alleys
  • Playgrounds
  • Arcades
  • Museums
  • Zoos
  • Bars and nightclubs

How to Self-Quarantine?

Here’s how to isolate in the case that you returned from an area with a known outbreak and are showing symptoms, or if you have already tested positive for COVID-19:
Stay away from other people in your home as much as possible, staying in a separate room and using a separate bathroom if available.
Limit contact with your pets, as there is a small chance humans can pass the disease to dogs or other pets.
No visitors unless the person needs to be in your home.
If you need medical attention, call ahead to ensure you’re going to the right place and taking the necessary precautions.
Wear a face mask if you must be around other people, such as during a drive to the doctor’s office.

When you cough/sneeze:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue; immediately throw tissues in the garbage; wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if that’s not available, clean with hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid sharing household items, including drinking cups, eating utensils, towels or even bedding. Wash these items thoroughly after using them.
  • Clean high-touch surfaces daily using a household cleaner or wipe. These include: “counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables” Clean any surfaces that may be contaminated with blood, stool or any bodily fluids. Shared spaces in the home should have good airflow — use an air conditioner or open windows.
  • Continue monitoring your symptoms. If they worsen, such as you if you begin to have difficulty breathing, call your health care provider.Do’s and Don’ts of COVID-19 
  • Do’s
    • Cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissue or handkerchief.
    • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water.
    • Avoid crowded places.
    • The person suffering from Influenza-like illness must be confined at home.
    • Stay more than one arm’s length distance from persons sick with the flue.
    • Take adequate sleep and rest.
    • Drink plenty of water/liquids and eat nutritious food.
    • The person suspected of Influenza-like illness must consult a doctor.
  • Don’ts
    • Do not panic.
    • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands while coughing or sneezing.
    • Do not Stockpile on Masks.
    • Do not Travel unless necessary.
    • Do not go to Crowded Places.
    • Do not believe everything on the Internet.
    • Do not Seek Alternative Treatments.
    • Do not take Antibiotics.

      Covid-19 or Flu? How to find out?
      Both Coronavirus and common flu have similar symptoms. Here is how you can identify the similarities and differences:
      Typical flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue and, sometimes, vomiting and diarrhea. Flu symptoms often come on suddenly. Most people who get the flu will recover in less than two weeks. In COVID-19, Reported symptoms in patients have varied from mild to severe and can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.


      Both spread through droplets released by an infected person while coughing, sneezing or talking.
      Flu can be spread by an infected person for several days before their sympotoms appear; COVID-19 is believed to be spread in the same manner, but we don’t yet to know for sure.

      Neither virus is treatable with antibiotics, which only work on bacterial infections.

      Both may be treated by addressing symptoms, such as reducing fever. Severe cases may require hospitalization and support.