Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the most prevalent infectious human disease
spreading in several parts of the world caused by SARS Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). COVID-19
transmission is mainly spreading via the respiratory tract, personal contact, digestive tract and hospitalacquired
infections. Health care workers particularly working in clinics practicing traditional medicine
need to be in close contact with patients, so they have a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. In this
paper, therefore, the personal-protective measures need to be followed by healthcare workers in traditional
medicine clinics during COVID-19 pandemic are emphasized, to enlighten them about selfprotection
and to improve the safety of such a special group of traditional healers.
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, traditional medicine, health care workers, AYUSH, PPE.
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