The world is suffering from a pandemic enabled by Coronavirus – popularly called 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 n-CoV) or COVID-19. Statistics say that the symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild to severe, that is, from fever, cough, and shortness of breath to pneumonia, kidney failure, and even death. Contradictory to that, some cases have been found with no symptoms at all. Direct contacts with the infected persons or contaminated areas are prone to the risk of the virus easily. According to WHO, the group most at risk are those who are in close contact with the animals, like the wet market workers, or those who are taking care of the infected people.
Mentioned below are some tips to prevent getting infected from COVID-19:
Wash Your Hands
We use our hands for almost all the activities in our day to day life and end up touching a lot of things without being completely aware of its hygiene. Therefore, it is vital to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs for at least 20 seconds. Follow the steps prescribed by the WHO to make sure you cover each area of your hands while washing them.
Cover Your Mouth
One of the most important tips to fight against the Coronavirus is to keep your mouth covered at all times, while coughing, sneezing, talking, or even when in public. Even though the exact process of transmission has not been declared, one of the most common processes of transmission is by the droplets of the infected person. The droplets are created when the infected person coughs or sneezes.
As we are well aware of the seriousness of this virus and its contagious nature, maintaining a strict social distance is ideal. Avoid any kind of direct contacts such as hugging, handshakes, or sharing of personal items. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or more.
If Unwell, Seek Medical Care
In times like these, it is important to seek immediate medical care if you feel unwell or show symptoms. Taking normal antibiotics does not help in COVID-19. Do not take medicines that are not prescribed by healthcare professionals.
Remember, prevention is better than cure. With the above-mentioned tips, you can prevent falling into the traps of COVID-19. Let us all pledge to stay home and save lives!