Originally posted on April 24, 2020 @ 9:20 am
The Coronavirus is one of the deadliest pandemics to plague humanity in recent memory. Its lethalness stems from the ease at which it can spread. A person can be infected in various ways. It is possible to breathe in the virus if you are standing to an infected person; this occurs when they cough, sneeze, or even just exhale.
Touching a contaminated surface also has the potential of spreading the virus. All it takes is touching your eyes or mouth after. So how can you stay safe during this pandemic? We have listed some essential measures you can take right here. Here are Coronavirus Prevention Tips.
Maintain a reasonable distance from sick people.
We are advised to maintain a good distance from people suspected to have the virus. Avoid contact entirely if you can by staying at home. If you have to go outside, be wary of anyone who is coughing and sneezing. Always maintain a distance of at least three feet between yourself and everyone else.
Use Mask All The Time.
Using Proper Mask is a safety measure that protects you from the virus. It’s 90% effective.
Wash your hands regularly.
Another step you can take is to make sure that you regularly use soap and water to wash your hands. Especially after going out. We are especially advised to get hand sanitizer or other alcohol-based soaps.
Seek medical attention if you develop symptoms.
Specialists have advised people to seek medical attention if you develop any of the confirmed symptoms. These include a running nose, cough, strained breathing, and a fever. There is a chance you are infected if you develop these symptoms.
Avoid contact with your mouth, nose, and eyes.
Studies have shown that the virus enters the body either through the eyes, mouth, or nose. As such, we are advised to stop touching these parts of our body frequently. It minimizes the chances of infection.
Remain at home if you are feeling unwell.
It is a step that is meant to reduce the spread of the virus. If you are not feeling well, do not put others at risk by going outside. Try to avoid contact with anyone else until you have been medically cleared.
Don’t go to the hospital unnecessarily.
Unless it is a serious matter, we are also advised to limit our visits to the hospital. It is for our benefit as much as the hospitals. They can focus on dealing with the pandemic whereas we can reduce the risk of infection.
Maintain Respiratory Hygiene.
We have also advised making sure we cover our nose and mouth while we are coughing or sneezing. You can either use your bent elbow or tissue. We are also advised to dispose of the tissue promptly when we are done using it.
Stay up to date with your health care advisors.
Another measure we can take is to regularly check for updated information on the virus with our public health providers. It will help give you an idea of which areas are mostly infected, for example.