Patcharin Jongjai 2020/03/16 , ( 249 views)
On 16 March 2020, the Office of Academic Resources at UBU organized a special lecture on COVID-19 Prevention and a workshop on making face masks. The event aimed to provide knowledge to UBU staff and students on how to protect themselves from the Coronavirus. The event was held at the activity area located in front of the UBU library building in order to avoid being in a densely populated area. Assistant Professor Dr. Atipong Suriya, Director of Office of Computer Network and Acting Director of Office of Academic Resources presided over the event and the keynote speakers were Assistant Professor Sawitree Singhaat, Dr. Pusanisa Meenakhet and Ms. Suradee Kittiworawej, lecturers from the Faculty of Nursing.
Assistant Professor Dr. Atipong Suriya stated that the Office of Academic Resources is highly aware of the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak situation and is concerned about UBU community’s health security. Therefore, he and his team wanted to organize the special lecture and workshop. To ensure cleanliness during the gathering, the common areas were frequently cleaned to ensure prevention from the spread of the virus. Furthermore, the special lecture provided guidelines on self-protection from the virus and how to reduce the spread of infections.
Assistant Professor Sawitree Singhaat notably suggested common practices that everyone can follow in accordance with RAC principles:
Reduce: Reduce the risk of contact. Wash hands with water and soap or alcohol gels more often, especially when in public areas and before eating. Always wear a face mask when unwell symptoms such as coughing and sneezing are present.
Avoid: Avoid traveling to areas with disease outbreaks and being in densely populated areas. Avoid touching your face.
Care: Take care of yourself and society. Intake safe food choices by eating freshly cooked food and using a serving spoon during meals. Strengthen personal health by doing exercises and taking a sufficient amount of rest.
For those who traveled back from risky areas, a 14-day self-quarantine and isolation period is required.
The Office of Academic Resources thanks all participants for attending and hopes that the necessary preventative measures are taken to prevent the further spread of the disease.
All in all, UBU hopes that everyone within the local community, and in the greater Ubon area, remains healthy, informed and safe as the global society works to overcome the crisis situation together.
Revised/translated by: Jarinda Boonjan
Original (Thai) version by: Plern Wichaiwong
English revised by: Thaviny Shaipitisiri
Photos by: Tawatchai Punchampa