After the health authorities of China alerted the globe to a new type of deadly virus, people are worried. While the corona vaccine isn’t available yet, we all are concerned about the coronavirus and how to keep our family safe? Health experts recommended some things to prevent the virus infection, you should follow to avoid getting infected. Coronavirus started from the city of Wuhan in China, now also known as the COVID-19 has now spread almost all over the world. The death toll of COVID-19 is rising day by day in the world.
According to the World Health Organisation, due to the contagious nature of the virus, it could soon be a pandemic. It is a zoonotic disease which symptoms include common flu, runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, headache, and sneezing. In severe cases, the symptoms of COVID-19 may include severe respiratory problems, diarrhea, pneumonia, and death. So, what to know how to protect yourself and your family from this deadly virus? Government and many private healthcare organizations come with several tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from one to another.
In this article, we will look at these top ten safety tips let’s follow them together and save our lives:
1. Frequently wash your hands
Wash your hands by using water and soap for at least 20seconds. Always wash your hands after blowing your nose, using the washroom, touching animals, gardening, coughing, shaking hands with people, before and after eating food. Follow the WHO procedure of washing hands after everything you do. It is very important to keep your exposed areas of skin as much as possible. You can prevent the virus and infections from sitting on your hands by keeping your hands clean.
2. Wear masks
people are looking to the face masks as a way of protecting themselves and others from the dangerous virus. The healthcare sector recommends that people should wear face masks to cover their mouth and nose in the community setting. If you’re sick and need to be in a community setting, wear a mask or cover your face with a clean cloth to protect those around you from contracting your illness. researchers found that virus rates become lower when hand hygiene was paired with masks. These masks are designed to protect yourself from the small particles in the air like germs and viruses. must cover your face in public settings, such as offices, grocery stores, vegetable markets, where you may be in contact with others to protect you and others.
3. Social distance
Ditch the handshakes and hugs. this virus spreads from one to another, so stay away from the people or keep a social distance. maintain a distance of minimum 2m with the people, even the family members also, to prevent the spread of infected droplets. try to limit your exposure to people who are actively coughing and sick. keeping a good distance can protect you from the danger of death.
4. Use hand sanitizers
Whenever possible it’s best to clean your hands from hand sanitizers. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer in a situation where you don’t have access to water and soap. Always carry a small bottle of pocket hand sanitizer with you to use it anytime where you need to clean your hands.
5. Don’t touch your face
viruses can enter your body through your nose, mouth, eyes, and other orifices. putting dirty hands on your face can lead to an infection, so first, gently wash your hands then you can touch your face if required. don’t give these viruses the opportunity, wash your hands before using the washroom and afterward also. you should take care of this thing that you don’t have to touch your face with dirty hands, first clean them by washing with water and soap or using a sanitizer.
6. Avoid travel
Another safety measure of epidemic COVID-19, restrain from any kind of travel if you have flu, symptoms like fever, cough, sneezing, headache, sore throat, fatigue, and other coronavirus symptoms.
7. Don’t touch the mask
Avoid touching the mask that you’ve worn to cover your mouth and nose. And make sure if you’re using a surgical mask then throw it in the dustbin and if you’ve worn a cloth mask then wash it properly with water and soap.
If you have recently been to outside your city or any of the affected areas, self-quarantine yourself for at least 14days. You can keep you and your family also safe from COVID-19. your safety is in your hands, so stay home and stay safe.
9. Carry extra masks
Many people are unserious and careless about the possibility that they can be spreading and carrying the deadly virus from others by sneezing or coughing. If you find anyone who has flu-like symptoms then give them a mask to cover their nose and mouth. you should also take yours of others, while our corona warriors are fitting with this dangerous virus for our safety.
10. Keep surfaces clean
Touching objects is one of the leading ways of contacting viruses. you touch so many things throughout the day that other people may have touched, such as doorknobs, appliances, stair railings, your phone, vehicle, and many more, and then without even realizing it, you touch your face. make your surfaces and objects in your home should be clean or sanitized regularly.
Your safety is in your hands, please follow these safety tips to keep you and your family protected from COVID-19.