Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 6 things to protect yourself and your community

By Mark Steve  |   19 Apr, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 6 things to protect yourself and your community

The 2019-2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic outbreak is rapidly evolving information and guidance is therefore updated frequently.
In recent weeks cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have been outbreak in an increasing number of countries across the world and is likely to continue to see more cases over the coming days and weeks.

It's been advised all over the world that limiting your social activity can play an important role in slowing down the spread of coronavirus. Several well-established plans have been made to deal with outbreaks of infectious disease and everyone can play an important role in making these plans work.

In this article, we are trying to highlight the important issues that is helpful in slowing-down the spread of coronavirus:
Firstly, we all know that the majority of people who get the disease experience a mild illness including flu, sore throat and fever, but because this is a new virus, we are uncertain about, and science will continue to learn from evidence that are evolving day by day.

Also, we believe most people will suffer a mild illness, people with health conditions will experience severe illness and need to have some pro-active protection. while trying to slow an outbreak against the Coronavirus so everyone isn't sick at once and prevent widespread staff sickness absence in our public services and businesses.

There are some simple and effective advice that everyone can take to protect themselves, their family and hence help their community as well:

1) Wash your hands frequently for 20 sec and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue.

Wash your Hands One of the ways we become infected, or pass on viruses to others, is through the droplets that catch our hands during coughs and sneezes ‐ for instance through someone who is infected, coughing onto their hand, then touching stairs reeling or a door knob.

Good Hygiene is the best way to protect yourself. Wash your hand frequently for 20 sec will help remove the germs. Some latest research reveals that this virus diminishes by washing your hands with soap for 20 sec. A simple and effective way to protect yourself and others from coronavirus is by making sure you wash your hands frequently with soap and water while you are at home, or use a hand sanitizer if you are out.

It's vital to avoid your droplets spill while coughing and sneezing by covering your mouth with a tissue or using your arm and don't forget to dispose off tissue properly in a bin and then wash your hands.

2) Be prepared to self-isolate at home.

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading across the globe and people with symptoms of infection should advised to self-isolate to protect themselves and the others.
It means the affected one should stay at home and avoid social contact for a week or two if they come and contact with infected person or develop symptoms.

If the virus is spreading exponentially, people are advised to self-quarantine, if anyone in the home has symptoms.
It is very important to point-out that the majority of people with mild symptoms of COVID-19 don't need to rush to hospitals, such as those you might have common cold or flu and can be treatable at home.

3) Plan ahead as per situation

There are a number of ways to fight against the pandemic. As mentioned above, Self-Isolation and social distancing is an important way to decrease spread of the virus among the community.
One way of social distancing could be encouraging work from home for instance, or reduce social activity or un-necessary travel.
There are a lot of online tools available that help you work from home and helps to contact your loved ones while social distancing like WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype and lot of other that helps you in setting up your important meeting.

4) Stuff you definitely don't need

As the Pandemic breakout, people are buying out lots of unnecessary stuffs. Please do not buy more than a few weeks' worth of supplies at a time. People with Panic-buying massive amounts of toilet paper and cleaning supplies won't make this problem better, and it might badly hurt those in need specially the medical practitioners.

Grocery stores are already struggling to keep up with demand for some items as everyone panics and buys bulk stuff.

No Face Masks Buying:
Wearing a face mask does offer some protection from Covid-19, but do not wear facemask until you are sick. You're better washing your hands instead of buying them in bulk. There's a shortage of these masks right now and buying them means you're taking them away from medical professionals and actual sick people who need face masks most.

No (Extra) Toilet Paper:
Don't make a bad thing worse. Don't buy more unless you need it! Don't buy extra toilet paper and it's a good time to consider making the switch to a heated bidet, which can help save toilet paper during shortages and make you feel much cleaner. We also like these bidets.

5) Use health services wisely

COVID-19 is considered to be spreading in the community this could mean the National Health Service is much busier than usual, so it's important to think carefully about the NHS services you use.
We expect the majority of people who catch Coronavirus will make a full recovery without medical attention, but if you are concerned because you believe you are at greater risk, or feel your symptoms are becoming more severe contact NHS.

6) Stay up to date using trusted sources of information

Since COVID-19 began to spread quickly in China, it has been a major global news story and with this level of media and public interest it's inevitable that myths, misinformation and rumors is sharing online.
Don't believe on all social media stuff and also not being part of spreading misinformation. Trust the reliable sources and be sensible citizen.

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