Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a zoonotic disease whose symptoms include common flu, cough, running nose, headache, sneezing, fatigue and sore throat. The epicenter of this deadly virus started from the city of Wuhan in China and has now spread to countries like Iran, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Great Britain, and many other countries. The death count of this deadly virus is increasing day by day and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) it could soon be spreading to the entire world due to the contagious nature of the virus.
Due to the highly contagious nature of the virus, the government and many private healthcare sectors are coming up with numerous precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus from individuals to individuals. Let us look at the safety tips or precautionary measures declared by WHO and spread the message to your friends and families.
- Avoid travel: It is better to avoid travel if you have flu-like symptoms like cough, running nose, fever or sneezing.
- Avoid the crowd: It is always better to avoid the crowd even if someone seems to be normal with no symptoms, they may still be carrying the disease or virus as the incubation period of this disease is 14 days. So, do try to avoid the crowd as you may never know who might be carrying the deadly virus.
- Seek medical care: It is important to seek medical assistance, and if you have returned from the coronavirus affected countries and have the following symptoms mentioned above, immediately seek help from medical experts.
- Maintain a distance: Stay away from people who have flu or common cold symptoms. It is advisable to keep a good distance from such individuals
- Keep hands clean: Wash hand frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based handwash for at least 20 seconds.
- Maintain personal hygiene: Use disinfectant daily to clean the surfaces of your house, laptop, doorknobs, and office stationery.
- Special care for elders: Older adults have a week immune system, so it is important to take care good care of them who are sick and old.
- Don’t touch the mask: If you are wearing a mask to cover up your mouth and nose, avoid touching with your bare hands
- Avoid eating raw foods: It is advisable to cook your food thoroughly and avoid consuming undercooked or half-cooked foods or meat products. Even if you have touched raw meat while shopping, it is advisable to wash your hands immediately.
- Avoid close contact with animals: Avoid traveling to farms or places where animals are butchered. Also, avoid direct contact with live animals that are sick.
These are some of the safety tips that we recommend to protect yourself from the deadly virus. It is advisable not to spread rumours regarding the coronavirus on social media platforms and other means of communication and create panic.