Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
All you need to know to protect yourself and your children
Everyone is talking about coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and everywhere you look there’s information on the virus and how to protect yourself from it. Knowing the facts is key to being properly prepared and protecting yourself and your loved ones. Sadly, there’s a lot of information out there that is incorrect. Misinformation during a health crisis leaves people unprotected and vulnerable to the disease and spreads fear and stigmatization.
Be sure to get your facts from reliable sources, like UNICEF and the World Health Organization. UNICEF is working with global health experts around the clock to provide accurate information. Information you can trust is grounded in the latest scientific evidence. We’ll continue to provide the latest updates, explainers for parents and teachers, and resources for media as new information becomes available, so check back to stay informed of the best ways to protect yourself and your family.
Please help us fight misinformation about COVID-19. Share this information with your family, friends and colleagues to help ensure people have the facts about COVID-19 and can protect their health.
Here are some precautions you and your family can take to help avoid infection
Wash your hands frequently using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub
Cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of used tissue immediately
Seek medical care early if you or your child has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing
Avoid close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms
COVID-19 Awareness Videos
Rumors and fake news make a lot of people stigmatize or bully COVID-19 patients, their families or the healthcare team caring form them. We all have to face that with awareness and credible information.
We all have a role to stop any bullying or stigma against people with coronavirus symptoms or those taking care of them, including their families and healthcare team.
Let us make use of our quality time with children at home by showing them this awareness video about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Why is staying home the best thing to do to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)? Find out from this video.
Medical Supplies to Support Healthcare Heroes
UNICEF Egypt has delivered 809,000 essential medical supplies from masks to surgical gowns to the Ministry of Health and Population to support and protect our healthcare heroes who are fighting COVID-19 every day.
Actress Mona Zaki, UNICEF Egypt's Ambassador
"To doctors, nurses, technicians and all workers in hospitals: to each and every one of you; thank you!" From Actress Mona Zaki, UNICEF Egypt's Ambassador‘s message, to the medical staff.
It’s good to encourage our children to eat healthy food that boosts their immunity against diseases. It’s also important for dads to engage with their children in healthy activities and create happy memories together.
Supporting our children at home
Need tips on how to support your children to study at home? Here are some ideas that you can do.
How can we talk to our children about COVID-19 without burdening them psychologically? Helpful tips in this video.
Need inspiration for spending time at home? Here are some activities you can do with your children
Tips and guidance for families
Because we understand how challenging it is for children to stay at home for a long time, here are things you could do together
Here are ideas for making fun home games
Printable tips and guidance