Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new viral infection that spreads, directly or indirectly, from one individual to another through the respiratory system . It can cause benign cold-like symptoms as well as intense pneumonia requiring ventilator backing. The number of deaths worldwide of this malady is 380k.
With no conclusive medicine in sight for this contagious disease, it’s important to look back at the basics and focus on everyday protection actions. It includes:
washing your hands -regularly and frequently-
with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds, rubbing them with an antiseptic alcohol will kill the viruses that may be on your hands.
- Cover your mouth
Make sure to cover the mouth and nose while coughing, sneezing or yawning; by bending the elbow or using a tissue, then get rid of it immediately by throwing it in a closed waste bin and clean your hands with an alcohol cleanser or with soap and water. Covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing prevents germs and viruses from spreading. Where-else if you cover your mouth and nose with your hand while sneezing and coughing, germs may be transferred to all things and people you touch.
Practice social distancing
Keep at least 1 meter (3 feet) between you and anyone.
When a person coughs or sneezes, small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth may contain the virus. If you are close, you can breathe in these droplets, including the virus that causes Covid-19, if the person has it.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Your hands touch many surfaces that can catch viruses. If the hands are contaminated, they may transfer the virus to the eyes, nose, or mouth. Furthermore, the virus can enter the body through these outlets and make you sick.
→ Lastly, if you have a fever, cough, and trouble breathing, seek medical advice right away, you may have a respiratory infection or other severe illness. Call before going to the caregiver and tell them if you have traveled or been in contact with any travelers recently.
Your pre-contact with your care provider will allow you to direct quickly to the appropriate health care facility. This will also help prevent any possible spread of the Covid-19 virus and other viruses.
Be sure to stay updated on the Covid-19 outbreak, through local and national public health authorities. Most individuals who develop the infection feel mild symptoms and recover, but the symptoms may appear more severe in others. Take care of your health and protect others.