How to stay safe from Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is an infectious disease caused by the new virus called Coronavirus. The disease is also known as COVID-19. It spreads through human contact as it is a respiratory disease but 80 percent of the people who are affected with coronavirus tend to recover automatically. But, the people who are at most risk are children, elderly people and the ones who are undergoing any medical problems.
Since it is a newly discovered virus, there is no cure for it as yet, but scientists are, of course, working on finding medicine for the disease as soon as possible. However, we all can protect ourselves from the rapidly spreading disease by undertaking some basic protective measures.
Wash your hands often
You should regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water as it kills viruses that may be on your hands. Also avoid touching your face, eyes, and nose.
Ensure Social Distancing
Whenever you go out or meet people, ensure that you maintain a distance of about 1 meter (3 feet) between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. It is small liquid droplets from the other person cough or sneeze that you may inhale through your nose or mouth which may contain the virus.
Practice respiratory hygiene
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. Also, make sure to dispose off the used tissues immediately by wrapping it in a closed packet so that your used tissue doesn’t become the reason for spreading the coronavirus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, consult a doctor immediately
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance because common cold, cough, and mild fever are the symptoms of COVID-19.
Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay updated with the situation in your area, as it will help you increase the security measures you are taking. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
In the last 14 days, if you have visited any country or areas which are affected by the coronavirus, then you need to be extra careful and go for a medical checkup immediately. By not doing so, you are not only putting your life at risk but also of your family and the people around you.
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and a slight runny nose, until you recover. 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 in breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and inform your provider of any recent journeys or contact with travelers. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses or any other foul measure.
The nation has already started to take precautions. Social distancing and ensuring proper cleanliness in organizations is one major leap, quite a task to accomplish. Also, the organizations are fully equipped with sanitizers throughout their premises. India is one of the countries to impose complete lockdown for 21 days, and according to the World Health Organization, India can help the disease from spreading rapidly. We need to stand together to make it possible, we have to show the world the power of a nation. We need to stand alone, stand apart in order to unite.
We request you to stay indoors and ensure that you are taking all the security measures to protect yourself, and your family. This lockdown period is boring of course but also, the perk of it is that it will bring our families together as mobile phones and the busy world has created distances in families. Stay safe, and healthy.