How to protect yourself and others | Coronavirus
Posted on May 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Today across world the number of cases increasing of COVID-19 Each Government is more desperate & working towards bringing out a cure. As the search for a vaccine continues, simple home remedies such as practicing hygiene, staying indoors and avoiding crowded places can help you and your family stay safe.
Moreover, these few simple steps can be an immediate solution and a long term one. How long can a country be under lockdown? What would happen if this is the case for the next 3 months? Questions as such get us worried in our quest to get back to our regular life. For us to get back to our regular life, we need to ensure that preventive measures are the first step to curb the spread of this deadly virus.
Basic Preventive Measures
These preventive tips can be used in numerous ways to prevent the spread of the virus. These preventive tips include:
- Regularly washing hands with alcohol-based sanitizers and soap.
- Cover mouth and nose with elbow or tissues when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with flu, cough and cold symptoms.
- Regularly clean phones, light switches, taps and doorknobs with disinfectants.
- Consult a doctor if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
Wash Hands For 20 Seconds
Why do you have to wash your hands for 20 seconds? Well, the answer is simple. Say goodbye to germs that can cause infections and viruses. Medically speaking, what is the best way to wash your hands? Here is how you do it.
Step 1: Wet your hands with water.
Step 2: Apply soap or hand wash on your palm.
Step 3: Scrub your hands. (Back, in between fingers and under your nails for 20 secs)
Step 4: Rinse with water.When to wash your hands?
- Before eating
- After sneezing, blowing & your nose
- After using the bathroom
Wear A Medical Mask
Why do you have to wear a face mask during the COVID outbreak? If you have any respiratory problems such as coughing or sneezing, then it is recommended that you wear a mask to prevent the spread of infection. This comes handy in protecting you from any infection or from spreading it.
This is the simplest way to prevent COVID from spreading. All you need to do is stay inside your homes, practice hygiene, and stay away from social gatherings. Quarantine can get interesting if you keep yourself busy. It’s the best time to concentrate on yourself and learn new things such as cooking, gardening, playing a new musical instrument etc. Simple, do what you love doing.
Frequently following are the question cross our minds daily Protecting you and your family must be of utmost priority with the country running into the second stage of the coronavirus outbreak. Questions like where I get myself tested, how is it done and what to do and not do are things that we would constantly ask ourselves. Here are some frequently asked questions that will give you an insight into some of these questions.
1. How long would it take to recover from COVID-19 disease?
It takes about 2 weeks to recover from mild symptoms and about 6 weeks for critical cases. You wouldn’t want to be in that case. So, practice hygiene, stay indoors and avoid social gatherings.
2. Is COVID-19 more deadly than the flu?
Yes, it is more deadly than the influenza virus or any other type of flu. This is because 3.4% of the worldwide people suffering from it have died, while only 1% of people have died due to other flu. This makes this a deadly virus that needs to be treated with precaution and proper hygiene.
3. Can you come in contact with COVID-19 by touching anything?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), humans can come in contact with the deadly COVID-19 virus by touching infected surfaces and touching their mouth, eyes, and nose.
4. How long can COVID-19 last on surfaces?
Well, considering that fact that it can spread by people touching an infected surface, this deadly virus can last up to a couple of days on any surface. It is recommended that you wear a face mask and carry hand sanitizers with you.
5. How long does it take for a COVID-19 vaccine to be developed?
Most scientists and researchers around the world claim that it takes minimum 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be planned, tested and mass used. Staying indoors can do a lot better than you can ever imagine. Until a vaccine is devised, we cannot expect a lot of our lives to get as it used to be. Simple precautions such as staying indoors, maintaining distance from people, and practicing hygiene will save you till we figure out a cure. Stay indoors, Stay Healthy!
This is just suggestions one can follow please follow strict advise from your doctor incase if you find self or anyone in your known circle
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