Covid-19 is the same as other viruses; you can do several things to prevent it. The measures we will share in this article will not only reduce the risk of corona virus but also protect you against the common flu and cough.
Governments are implementing diverse measures to cope with this disease. But during a pandemic, responsibility on individuals increases. In this article, we will suggest some precautionary measures to save yourself from getting this deadly disease.
The virus usually spreads through respiratory vapor that gets in the air during coughing and sneezing. Another way of spreading is the infectious persons touching of other surfaces which will become the source of spreading virus to other people.
Common cold and flu also spread like this. So if you are taking precautions from this virus it will also help you to save yourself from influenza and common cold.
People who are getting coronavirus are experiencing symptoms like cold or flu. On the other hand, few of them will not have any symptoms at the start. No matter which category you fall, you must not become the cause of spread and risk other people’s lives.
Social distancing also known as physical distancing will remain on the top of prevention lists. By social distancing we mean to keep distance between yourself and other people. The standards of social distancing demands:
- A two arm distance (6ft) from other people.
- Avoiding crowded places
- Don’t sit and roam in groups
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Maintaining good hygiene and having a proper hygiene routine is as important as social distancing in a pandemic. You should wash your hands properly for at least 20 seconds. Washing hands often can also lower the chances of getting other viruses. According to the CDC, if you cannot wash hands with water every few hours, you can use sanitizers. Sanitizers are also known for fighting against the virus.
Wear Mask The first priority should be not going outside. But, if needed to go outside, you should wear a mask. The CDC has suggested that common people can wear a simple mask. While surgical and KN-95 should be left for doctors and other frontline workers. It is also advised to avoid close contact with people. Data and researches show that the virus is transmitted before people realize that they are carriers of this virus.
Gloves on another safer side, you should wear gloves while going outside. WHO suggests avoiding contact with surfaces and things as they may not be clean and can transmit the viruses to you.
What can I do if I am or may be ill with COVID-19?
In case you develop symptoms of this virus, you must consult your doctor first. Isolate yourself and try not to expose yourself to other people. If you go to hospital, you must follow the standard precautionary measures to ensure that other people are not affected by you.
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Follow these precautions to stop the spread of illness:
- Avoid going to office and other public places
- Don’t travel in public transport
- If living with family, isolate in a room
- Avoid sharing your bedding, dishes and other household things.
- Seek a proper consultation and treatment
The pandemic may feel overwhelming sometimes but every person’s responsible contribution can help to overcome this quickly.