The current outbreak of the new 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID_19) has taken hold of several major countries across the world. The pandemic has a major impact on countries like China, America, Italy and Iran. The panic has also spread in India and the cases have scaled up to 1027, so far 29 people have died. The virus is spreading like a forest fire. In order to safeguard one self and your loved ones you must follow certain measures released by the World Health Organization. It is important to safeguard oneself from corona virus. We care for you and your dear ones, so with this blog we are taking a deep dive into every measure you need to protect yourself.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronavirus spreads from one person to another through small droplets from the nose or mouth via coughing or sneezing. Its symptoms are mild health problems like, coughing, sneezing, fever and difficulty in breathing. The infected may be a transporter of the virus, without being infected themselves, infecting several others in the process. Alternatively, the contaminator may evolve severe cases like pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, even leading to death. Therefor safeguard oneself from corona virus.
How Does the COVID-19 Get Transmitted?
The exact dynamics of the transmission of the virus are yet to discover. However, here are a few medium through which it spreads.
Contact with an infected person.
Through droplets created after coughing or sneezing of an infected person.
These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person.
Other people catch covid-19 by touching the objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets.
Protection Measures for Everyone
You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
1. Maintain hygiene
2. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. 3. Don’t touch your nose or mouth unless you wash your hands.
4. Keep a safe distance from sick people
5. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
6. Cover your mouth
7. Keep your mouth covered with masks, cloth, or tissue papers when you are around someone who is coughing or sneezing. Also, if you are sick, use medical masks. To sterilize the mask or cloth, warm it up.
8. Self Isolation
9. Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache, low grade fever (37.3 C or above) and slight runny nose, until you recover.
10. Seek medical care
However always have early medical care from the healthcare professions. Even in cases of normal, mild symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, fever or having difficulty breathing. In addition, Self preventive care is helpful in these cases.