MOH advises households to stock up on food to last several days

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment recommends that you practice physical distancing and spend as much time at home as possible, especially if you are sick with flu-like symptoms. It might be useful to stock up on some of the following items:

1. A supply of food for everyone in your household that could last for several days. Focus on foods that are easy to prepare, like dry and canned goods (low fat, low salt options).

2. Household hygienic products like liquid soap, 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, paper towels, feminine care products, and diapers.

3. Disinfectants like Bleach, Lysol which are useful for disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

4. A 30-day supply of your prescription medications. Vitamin C, Vitamin A and other dietary supplements.

5. A first-aid kit with supplies to treat common injuries.

6. Other medical supplies you may need, such as contact lenses, contact lens solution, hearing-aid batteries, asthma inhaler, adequate supply of contraceptives and over-the-counter medicines like pain relievers (paracetamol) and cough and cold medicines.

7. Enough water in clean containers for two weeks.

8. Face masks for ill persons or persons caring for them directly.

9. Plastic-lined bin for waste disposal.

10. Movies, card and board games for adults and children. These are great for taking care of your mental health.

Contact the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment via COVID-19 HOTLINE: 1784-534-4325