These are the official tips of the Italian Ministry of Health:

1. Wash your hands often with water and soap or clean your hands with alcohol-based sanitizer 

2. Avoid getting close to people affected by acute respiratory infections

3. Don't touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands

4. With a disposable tissue, cover your mouth and nose while you sneeze or cough.  If you don’t have tissues, cough into your elbow

5. Do not take antiviral or antibiotic drugs unless prescribed by a doctor

6. Clean surfaces with disinfectants based on chlorine or alcohol

7. Use a mask only if you suspect to be sick or if you look after someone who is sick

8. Products Made in China and parcels from China are not dangerous

9. Pets don't spread the new coronavirus

10. In case you have doubt, do not go to the emergency room but rather contact your family doctor BY PHONE and follow your doctor’s instructions