Coronavirus or COVID-19 since its outbreak in December in Wuhan, China has spread rapidly all over the world, leading to around 53,069 deaths, with about 10,16,534 people confirmed of this virus. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are very simple preventive measures that one can take to help save them from this life-threatening virus.
Don’t forget, ‘preventive measures are your first line of defense’.
To start with, one must know the signs of this virus.
The symptoms & signs
The symptoms of coronavirus or moreover, the signs of this virus are said to be similar to the signs of influenza, a respiratory virus infection that can lead to false impressions of this virus. The significant symptoms include;
- Cough (dry cough)
- Shortness of breath
Mostly, people have very mild manifestations, but in rare cases, people can get very sick. It is said that when coronavirus is transmitted to person to person, it spreads through the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which happens when respiratory droplets are produced via an infected person mainly through coughing or sneezing. Apart from this, it can occur when you come in close contact with an infected person.
So, if you witness any of these signs, it is advised to go to a doctor and get yourself examined immediately before it spreads through you to other people.
The best way to fight and combat COVID-19 is to keep your surroundings neat and clean. Practicing good hygiene is a must as recommended by the CDC and WHO.
The following measures should be a part of your routine;
- Wash your hands properly with soap for at least 20 seconds. Wash it as soon as you go to the washroom before you start eating, coughing, sneezing, in short, wash your hands as often as you can.
- If washing hands is not feasible for you, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol in it.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Strictly prohibit yourself from coming in close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your face with a tissue while you sneeze or cough
- Stay home when you are sick
- Avoid touching things and sanitize every nook and cranny of your house.
Use a face mask
The use of a face mask has grown since this pandemic has occurred. People have started to cover their faces. But, it is not recommended by the CDC; in fact, they feel that face masks should be used by people who show coronavirus symptoms. Also, masks are very crucial for people like health workers and people taking care of someone in closed settings.
Practicing social distancing is the most important. CDC recommends maintaining a distance of approximately 6 feet from others in public areas as respiratory droplets cannot travel for more than 6 feet.
Avoiding going out and staying at home is the best you can do for your own self. Mass gatherings are said to be the riskiest at this point in time. So, it is advised to be at home, stay safe and healthy.
Block travel plans
Aborting your travel plans is the best you can do. However, most of the countries have shut down their airports to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Many countries have announced complete lockdown and have told their citizens to stay at home. They are only allowed to step out to make essential trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, or other tasks that need immediate help.
Advice for the public
The situation that the world is going through is deplorable. It is hard to believe that one virus has taken over the world as well as the lives of so many innocent people.
We at Complete Online Pharmacy request you to stay home and take all the preventive measures that have been listed above. Avoid coming in contact with people as much as you can. Practice social distancing until this pandemic doesn’t subside.
As we all know, no coronavirus vaccine has been developed yet, so we as responsible citizens of our country should follow the guidelines given out by the government for our safety, show some unity and help save lives of millions ailing from this or at higher risk of it. Together we can fight this.
STAY HOME, STAY SAFE!!!
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