As the deadly Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world, it is no less than a serious public health concern putting people at risk worldwide. Since the outbreak of the virus in 2019, there have been over 182,727 global infections and at least 7,174 deaths worldwide. Largely prevalent in China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea, the virus has spread to Macau, Taiwan, Nepal, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam the United States and India. The pathogen basically travels through the air via respiratory droplets that are produced when a sick person breathes, talks, coughs or sneezes. It is easier to catch than other viruses such as H.I.V. or hepatitis, thus making containment efforts difficult.
We know this is a stressful time and people are under great panic, but it is important to stay calm and follow some steps in order to protect yourself from Coronavirus.
Below are some steps we all can take to prevent the spread of deadly Coronavirus.
Get your flu vaccine right away
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) but getting your flu vaccine right away can help you avoid potentially serious consequences. Although the flu vaccine won’t combat COVID-19, it can lessen the severity of seasonal influenza which may contribute to a decline in the person’s immunity and make them prone to other illnesses. A study has revealed that vaccinated patients on average would need to spend fewer days in the hospital than those who did not get vaccinated.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Fever, cough, and shortness of breath are usually the first signs of coronavirus illness. The symptoms may become visible 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Avoid close contact with sick people known to have COVID-19 and refrain from physical displays of affection. Limiting Contact with people having the virus could help slow the spread of this disease that has taken a deadly turn in dozens of countries.
Cover your mouth and nose when in a crowded place
When someone coughs or sneezes small liquid droplets are expelled into the air and also travel in the air up to some feet. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, which might include the coronavirus. It is thus suggested to keep your mouth and nose covered with a tissue or wear a mask when traveling in crowded places so that when someone coughs or sneezes, it does not impact you.
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Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or thoroughly clean your hands with a hand sanitizer to kill the viruses which may be on your hands. Wash your hands especially after traveling in public places like the metro, after going to the washroom, before eating; and after coughing or sneezing. Rickul Anti-Virus disinfectant solution is the first of its kind disinfectant sanitizer made in India that starts disinfecting the surface in 30 seconds and stays effective for long hours. Soap and water are not readily available in many places. That’s when our anti-coronavirus hand sanitizer comes handy. Rickul sanitizer can be used at Government hospitals, airports, railway stations, schools, colleges, offices, and various other places. You can also carry it along with you to hotels and restaurants and movie halls.
Avoid traveling to foreign destination until the danger subsides
Avoid travelling to countries with ongoing transmission of Coronavirus. Avoid all non-essential travels especially to China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy. Older adults or those who have chronic medical conditions should postpone their travel plans as they are having a weakened immune response already. You cannot predict where this deadly virus is going to hit the next so avoid travelling to all the foreign destinations and not only those affected by a coronavirus. (Until further notice from disease control and prevention centers)
Basic protective measures such as washing your hands frequently with a hand sanitizer can help you protect yourself from Coronavirus. Stay updated on all the latest information on the Coronavirus outbreak and follow above everyday health safety tips to prevent the spread of this illness.