Coronavirus has almost reached all the countries in the world. While the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the situation as a Public Health Emergency.
It’s our turn to protect ourselves when the quarantine ends.
People are asking:
- Is this sneezing man dangerous to me?
- Do I have to go to a restaurant?
- Or even take public transport?
As a large part of the world is emerging from quarantine and returning to their environment and their social activities, the risk of catching and spreading the coronavirus increases. Raising fears of a second wave of infections.
So…Can I avoid coronavirus in public?
Before getting into the pieces of advice to follow, you need to know how the coronavirus spreads.
As currently, there is no vaccine to prevent the virus disease.
The virus is considered to spread from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or be inhaled into the lungs.
People who are not showing symptoms can spread the Covid-19, as recent studies suggest.
Here are 7 healthy tips to follow:
1- Wash your hands often
The only way, health experts have been saying, is to stay clear of the novel coronavirus. Don’t let it reach your respiratory tract.
Wash your hands as often as you can.
When you reach home from work, before you eat, after you eat, when you go out, and many more times.
Wash your hands for 20 seconds at least with soap and water.
2- Stay Away from your Face
The most obvious way for the virus to access your body is through your nose, eyes, and mouth. Since your hands touch all kinds of surfaces, from your phone, laptop, work desk to the toilet doorknob. It’s best to dodge touching your face, which increases your chance of getting infected.
3- Respect the Distance
Keep away: Walking in any street in the world, you must have read this somewhere. This is a powerful message.
In the times of novel coronavirus pandemic, doctors give the same advice. Social distancing: This is the phrase they use.
China used The same principle earlier and now is being used all over the world to protect citizens.
4- Wear a Mask
It’s helpful to wear a mask, especially when you are in a public place.
One person to another Covid-19 patient can transmit all types of viruses
Those suspected of having exposure to novel coronavirus must wear masks to not release the virus into the air.
Any other person breathing in the same air may inhale some of the droplets released by the patient.
5- Sanitize your devices
Studies have claimed that your phone and laptop are carrying viruses more than the lavatory seats.
Our hands have picked all these viruses and bacteria.
The hands can do the same for novel coronavirus. So, beware when you go out. A few billion novel coronaviruses may be resting on those surfaces. This is a bad touch.
6- Use Sanitizers
Hand sanitizers are like substitutes for soap but only if it has at least 60 percent of alcohol. They also work as an antivirus program.
The alcohol present in hand sanitizers dissolves the fatty layer around the virus leading to its disintegration.
7- Stay at Home if you are sick
Even if you only have a common cold and flu, stay at home so that you do not spread the virus to others.
Cover your mouth and nose with tissues, a clean towel, or with your bent elbow.
If your symptoms seem to worsen, talk to your doctor immediately, and get yourself tested.
As citizens, we will have to get used to an unusual normal life after the quarantine due to coronavirus.
Our lifestyle will change, and we have to get used to that!