We wanted to contact you about the COVID-19 situation (also known as the Corona Virus). IUS is taking several steps to address our response to COVID-19 (the Corona virus). IUS will undergo periodic frequent disinfections. Additional hand sanitizers are being installed (please use them). Informational material is being disseminated on various IUS webpages (please read them) and contact the offices as well SPIUS, the Student Parliament of IUS, if you have questions or comments.
No case is declared on campus and Sarajevo is not currently affected. We are in contact both with the health authorities of Canton Sarajevo.
The key scientific aspect to any response revolves around reducing the transmission rate of the infection.
Accordingly, we urge you to follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization (taken from https://www.who.int):
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• Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
• Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
• Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
• Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
• Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid traveling to places – especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease. Why? You have a higher chance of catching COVID-19 in one of these areas.
• Self-isolate by staying at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache, low grade fever (37.3 C or above) and slight runny nose, until you recover. If it is essential for you to have someone bring you supplies or to go out, e.g. to buy food, then wear a mask to avoid infecting other people.
Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
• If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
• Clean and disinfect any exposed areas daily. Why? This will help prevent spread of the virus.
If you suspect you may have contacted the COVID-19, here are the emergency phone numbers you may to call in Canton Sarajevo. A first contact team will be sent to your home. Any visits to the ER or emergency centres at “Prim. Dr. Abdulah Nakaš – Opća Bolnica” or “KCUS” hospitals upon your own initiative will be considered as violation of the Law on protection of Population from Communicable Diseases FBIH.
HES (Higijensko-epidemiološka služba JU DZKS) – 033 623 416/lok 220
ADDRESS: Vrazova 11, 71000 Sarajevo, Tel. 033/ 292 500 (centrala)
OJ Dom zdravlja Stari Grad – 060 32 80 454; 033 278 624
ADDRESS: Alajbegovića 1, 71000 Sarajevo, Tel. 033/278-600, 278-612 (centrale)
OJ Dom zdravlja Centar – 033 292 524
ADDRESS:Vrazova 11, 71000 Sarajevo, Tel. 033/ 292 500 (centrala)
OJ Dom zdravlja Novo Sarajevo – 061 165 219
ADDRESS: Bihaćka 2, 71000 Sarajevo, Tel. 033/724-700
OJ Dom zdravlja Novi Grad – 033 704 937
ADDRESS: Bulevar Meše Selimovića 2, 71000 Sarajevo,
OJ Dom zdravlja Ilidža – 033 625 859; 033 623 416/lok 227
ADDRESS: Mustafe Pintola 1, 71210 Sarajevo
OJ Dom zdravlja Hadžići – 033 580 360; 033 421 247
ADDRESS: 6. mart br. 14, 71240 Hadžići
OJ Dom zdravlja Vogošća – 033 432 518
ADDRESS:Igmanska 52, 71320 Vogošća
OJ Dom zdravlja Ilijaš – 033 584 352; 033 584 350
ADDRESS: Bogumilska 6, 71 380 Ilijaš
OJ Dom zdravlja Trnovo – 033 439 047
ADDRESS: Trnovo bb
For any other health problems, you must also first call the abovementioned numbers and wait to be directed by the health officials.
Please note that according to Public Health Institute of KS and FBiH, any person who has visited the corona-virus stricken areas (notably China, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Germany, France and Iran together with all other endangered areas) and has not undergone sanitary control at border crossings and does not have a decision on health surveillance / self-isolation, should immediately call the relevant epidemiological service of the Public health Institute of Canton Sarajevo at the listed numbers in order to register their condition and to establish medical surveillance
Please also note the message published by the Ministry of Health CS:
We hope the situation gets back to normal soon.