Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

COVID-19

The Covid-19 epidemic has taken the world into the worst situation and rapidly growing effects.

Everyone is fighting for their lives in this worst situation. It is essential to keep yourself and others safe and take all the necessary precautions. Here, we have some significant and necessary precautions that are to be seriously followed by the citizens.

  • Keep at least a one-meter gap between yourself and others to avoid being infected as they cough, sneeze, or talk. When you’re in, keep your distance from others even wider. The further away you will be, the more accessible.
  • Make a natural component to wear masks to interact with life. To make masks as effective as possible, they must be used, stored, cleaned, and disposed of properly.

Here’s how to wear a mask properly in COVID-19

  • When you’re going outside, make sure your face is cover appropriately.
  • Before you wear your mask and after you remove it, wash your hands.
  • After removing a mask, put it in a clean plastic bag and wash it every day if it’s a cloth mask or throws it away if it’s a surgical mask.
  • Don’t touch your face without washing or sanitise your hands. It makes sure that it covers the nose, lips, and chin.
  • Valves should not use on masks.

Remember the basics of proper hygiene for COVID-19

  •  Use alcohol-based hand soap, wash your hands with soap and sanitiser regularly to keep your hands clean and safe. It kills germs, like viruses, that might be present on your paws.
  • Always keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. Hands come into contact with a variety of surfaces and can pick up viruses.
  • When your hands are infected, the virus will spread to your eyes, nose, and mouth. The virus will then enter your body and infect you from there.
  • If you suddenly cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your bent forearm or a tissue. After that, throw away the used tissue in a locked bin and wash your face and hands.
  • You will shield those around you from viruses by practising proper “respiratory hygiene.”
  • Surfaces that are constantly touched, such as door handles, faucets, and phone screens, should be cleaned and disinfected daily.

How do you keep your surroundings safer?

Stay away from enclosed, packed, or suffocating areas.

  • Outbreaks reported in bars, choir services, fitness courses, nightclubs, offices, and places of worship where people have gathered, often in busy indoor spaces where they speak loudly, shout, or sing.
  • In crowded and poorly ventilated environments where infected individuals spend long periods together in close contact, the probability of contracting COVID-19 is greater.
  • Since the virus continues to spread more quickly by respiratory droplets or aerosols in these conditions, taking care is much more necessary.

Meet people outside.

  • Outdoor gatherings are better than indoor gatherings, mainly if the indoor room is limited and there is no access to fresh air.
  • On small public celebrations, host activities like family gatherings, children’s football tournaments, and family occasions can increase the risk of the corona.
  • If you can, avoid crowded or indoor conditions, but if you can’t, take the following precautions:
  • Go outside and open a window. It will increase the amount of ‘natural ventilation.
  • Put on a mask and maintain proper distance.
  • Don’t hug each other or don’t shake hands.

When you’re sick, what do you do?

  • Be aware of COVID-19’s broad spectrum of effects.
  • Fever, dry cough, and tiredness are the frequent symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You may lose taste or smell, aches, pains, fever, sore throat, nasal inflammation, swollen eyes, diarrhoea, or a skin rash are some of the less frequent signs that some patients may experience.
  • And if you have slight symptoms, including a cough, headache, or a slight fever, you can stay at home and isolate yourself until you feel better. For more details, contact your doctor or health care department.
  • To stop infecting someone, wear a surgical mask if you leave your house or have someone near you.

When Do you consult with a Doctor?

  • Contact the doctor right away if the person you’re caring for appears to be getting sicker.
  • Tell the doctor about their conditions and whether they’ve had COVID-19 checked.
  • If they need to visit the hospital, they can wear a mask and have tissues on hand if they cough or sneeze.
  • If the person feels trouble breathing, is lost, or is drowsy, take them to the emergency department.

Anything Else should need to Be Aware Of?

  • If you’re caring for someone with COVID-19 or symptoms, take precautions until your doctor or local health department tells you it’s safe to stop.
  • Notify someone else who might have come into contact with the infected person.
  • They can get checked or quarantined by speaking with their doctor or the local health department.

So, here are some important things which you always keep in mind.  

Wash your hands

  • Keep your hands clean.
  • Do not touch unnecessary things.
  • Do not shake hand or hug.
  • If you are coming from outside, always clean your hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Always wash your hand after touching laptop or phone.

Wear a mask

It is too much important to wear a mask if you are going outside. Everybody wears a cloth face mask in public places where physical separation is difficult, such as grocery stores.

These masks can help prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission. When asymptomatic or undiagnosed, breathe, speak, sneeze, or cough. As a result, the virus is spreading slowly.

Try to make your mask at home with popular household items, including a T-shirt and scissors.

Avoid touching your face.

 The coronavirus can survive for up to 72 hours on some surfaces.

If you touch a surface like this, you will get the virus on your hands.

  • phone or laptop
  • doorknob
  • gas pump

Avoid rubbing your mouth, nose, or eyes, as well as any other part of your face or head.

Stop biting your fingernails. It may be harmful.

It can enable SARS-CoV-2 to spread from your hands to your body.

Stop shaking hands and hugging people.

In the same way, refrain from touching anyone. SARS-CoV-2 can be spread from one person to another person through skin-to-skin touch. Touching can be the cause of spreading the virus.

Don’t share personal items.

Do not share personal thing such as:

  • phone
  • cosmetics product
  • comb
  • Sharing eating utensils and straws is also can be harmful.
  • Teach kids that their reusable cup, straw, and other dishes are just for their personal use.

Cover your mouth and nose during sneeze or cough

In the nose and mouth, SARS-CoV-2 is present in large quantities.

It means when you cough, sneeze or speak, air droplets will carry to other people.

It may land on hard surfaces and spend up to three days there.

To keep your hands clean, wash them, use a tissue or sneeze into your elbow. Wash your hands after sneezing or coughing.

Clean and disinfect surfaces.

Clean hard surfaces in your home with alcohol-based disinfectants, such as:

  • Furniture
  • Toys
  • Door
  • Handles
  • Kitchen counters
  • Clean your phone, laptop, and everything else you use daily at least once a day.
  • After bringing groceries or packages into your home, disinfect the room.
  • In general disinfecting surfaces, clean with white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide solutions.

Take physical (social) distancing seriously.

If you have to go out for something, keep a 6 foot (2 m) distance from other people.

You can spread the virus by talking to someone who is in close contact with you.

Do not gather in groups.

When you’re in a group or meeting, you’re more likely to come into direct contact with others.

Try to avoid all religious sites where you may force to sit or stand too close to another worshipper.

Do not do gathering in parks or on the beach.

Avoid eating or drinking in public places.

It is not the safest time to eat out. That means staying away from restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, and other eating establishments.

Utensils, pans, and cups can all be the cause of spreading the virus.

Try to choose foods that have been cooked thoroughly and can reheat. Covid-19 may kill by high heat (at least 132°F/56°C, according to one recent, not-yet-peer-reviewed lab study).

It means that cold foods from restaurants and all food from buffets and open salad bar better to avoid.

 Self-quarantine if sick

If you have symptoms, contact your doctor.

Stay at home until you feel better.

Even if you live in the same house, avoid sitting, sleeping, or eating with your loved ones.

Always cover yourself with a mask and wash your hands often.

If you need immediate medical attention, put on a mask and inform the staff that you may infect with COVID-19.

Take steam if you are facing problems in breathing. 

Although steaming can help relieve cough or a cold in the respiratory system.

Steaming will help Covid-19 patients with symptoms close to a common cold, such as a stuffy nose and sinusitis.

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