The widespread pandemic COVID-19 or the Corona Virus has been causing many casualties than ever. With flashing news all over, tumbling economy, an increasing number of infected people, Corona Virus has sure brought our lives to a standstill. It has left people in constant dismay. You can avoid contaminating yourself from the dreaded virus by taking a few preventive measures.
In addition, the WHO’S declaration has increased the pressure on governments to device effective action plans & everting the lives of people across the globe. Experts believe that more people are likely to get sick from COVID-19. Parents need to be prepared in case of school closures. It might become tough to find supplies as more people are becoming sick. Being prepared during this uncertain time might help you & your loved ones from the disease.
Follow these basic steps to reduce your risk of getting sick or infecting others-
Feeling sick? Stay at home
It’s time to be extra cautious to protect yourself and other people. A majority of people who contract coronavirus do not fall seriously sick instead they experience symptoms of common flu. However, if you develop a high fever call your doctor. Check on the CDC website and your local health care for advice and where to be tested. Opt for work from home. Avoid going out as much as possible.
Feeling anxious? Stay informed
Secondly, it’s more important to stay updated with the recent developments. But beware of the fake news. Stay updated with the local news which is reliable. New information comes out every day and will evolve in the coming days, so don’t panic but be prepared and do your bit to help prevent the disease like practicing hygiene habits. However, if you feel stressed out start reading books, exercising, listening to music to cut down the stress.
Use hand-wash & disinfectants
Health experts all over the world recommend frequent hand washing to be the most effective way to avoid contracting COVID-19. Make sure you have an ample supply of hand wash, hand sanitizer, and toiletries. Use disinfectants to clean up the surfaces. The virus may be able to survive for longer than a week. Use bleach or ethanol-based disinfectant wipes. Cover your face while sneezing or coughing. Use face masks while going to public places.
Stock up the supplies
Make sure you have all the needed medications available at your home including a thermometer. Keep foods that do not require to be refrigerated. Buy canned food & juices, rice, dried beans, tea, sugar, coffee, granola bars or peanut butter. Stock up baby foods too if needed. Also, keep a stock of foods like soups & fluids. This might help your family members when sick. To avoid long lines & return empty-handed start stocking up the essentials.
Maintain Social distancing
It is advisable to maintain social distancing even if someone around you is coughing or sneezing. Cover your face with a tissue or hanky while sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. Seek medical attention if you feel you have the symptoms. Avoid going to large public gatherings like theatres, matches, weddings, gyms, etc.
To avoid the possibility of spreading the virus, contact a dedicated hotline first and then limit contact with others as much as possible. To date, there is no certain vaccine for COVID-19. Traditional home remedies might subside the symptoms but it cannot cure it altogether.
By following these simple tips, you can prepare yourself & your family from an ever-increasing concern.