How do we deal with the Covid-19 virus?
The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus virus grows astronomically daily. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the workforce, and life-force of people around the world. As the number of affected people rises, the question most people are asking is how can we prevent the virus from spreading?
The good news is that there are various steps and procedures people can take to prevent themselves and others from contracting the virus. In as much as it is a stressful time, we must employ everyone to take caution and be safety conscious.
The following are useful tips to help protect you, your family, loved ones, and the entire community.
Wash your hands
Although this sounds easy, lots of persons are taking it for granted. The first step to protecting yourself and your family is to wash your hands frequently, and consistently. We recommend you use hand sanitizers, or water and soap. The rule of thumb is to wash or at least 20 seconds.
Whenever you get home from your day out, or you get off a means of public transport, be sure to wash your hands, fingers, and nails thoroughly.
Stay at home
If you feel unwell, or you develop any signs of flu-like symptoms, kindly stay at home. The WHO recommends that self-isolation is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs and potentially the virus from individual to individual.
You can work from the comfort of your home. Rather than use public transportation, use your car to commute.
If you feel the symptoms worsen, get in touch with your doctor via telephone, and schedule a meeting. Avoid showing up at the clinic unannounced, so you don’t put others at risk.
Don’t forget your respiratory etiquette
This is not the time for touching and physical contact. Try and minimize the way you come into physical contact with people. If you find yourself around people, keep your space.
More importantly, remember to sneeze and cough into a tissue, or your elbow. Immediately wash your hands after this, or use a hand sanitizer. This will help keep the spread under check.
Thoroughly disinfect your environment
Sanitize the commonly used surfaces in your home. Thoroughly clean your bathrooms, countertops, and so on. Do not forget to clean your cell phone and laptop.
Avoid touching your face
We unknowingly touch our faces more than any other part of the body. Avoid touching your mouth, nose, eyes, and face in general. The reason for this is that hands touch many places, and can easily pick up viruses.
Use the above mentioned preventive measures to keep you and your family safe. Together, we can prevent the spread of coronavirus!