Virus Alerts to Protect Villagers

*UV Village, Sri Lanka


We were informed by the Education Committee that the health department held a coronavirus awareness programme in the village community centre. Some of the village parents attended the meeting.  We, however, made it clear to all the children about the coronavirus. We informed them about the symptoms of the virus, such as a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, and feeling unwell. Furthermore, the children were instructed to stay away from animals--even pets--and to immediately wash their hands before touching their eyes or nose or face if they played with their pets.


How is coronavirus transmitted? It’s most commonly spread from an infected person to others through the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching the mouth, nose, eyes, face without washing your hands.


We have asked the teachers to check the children for any of the above symptoms when they come to the tutoring class. Then, to immediately inform their parents if need be. We also want the teachers to inform the parents about the dangers of this virus.  Should symptoms arise, the immediate action is to go to the hospital for diagnosis.       


Thank you!



GHNI National Field Leader

*For purposes of security “UV Village” is a pseudonym for the village being helped by these projects.