The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has marked pandemic and shaken the entire world while taking human life on a toll. People are forced to lock themselves down due to the fear of its spread or contagiousness. Airports, Railways, Shopping Malls, Eateries, Offices, and Schools, etc are shut. It feels that life has halted and taken a turn back.
All international arrivals are mandatory to be quarantined and observed for COVID 19 symptoms to mitigate the risk of further spread. This is the impact of this lethal virus on the world right now. Unfortunately, there is no concrete medication to kill this virus as of now, therefore, leaving the only option of self-care and taking preventive measures to avoid COVID-19.
Nevertheless, there is no need to panic amidst this chaos as taking certain measures can help in dealing with this pandemic. Through this article, we will share some of the imperative yet simple tips to stay safe from COVID-19.
How to Stay Safe from COVID-19
We all are well aware of the certain points that can help in prevention from this deadly virus if followed diligently, below mentioned is the reiteration of those necessary measures to be adapted to fight the virus and its spread!
Keep on Washing or Sanitizing Your Hands
The COVID-19 virus stays on things for long hours and if those things come in contact with any other thing or humans it further spreads. Therefore, to break the chain make sure that you wash your hands for a good 20 seconds after coming back from outside or meeting anyone as you don’t know who is the carrier of this virus?
Besides, make it a habit to sanitize your hands each time you are exposed to someone or something from the outside. The alcohol content in the sanitizer must be above 90% to prevent the spread of infection.
Sanitize What You Shop
You have to inculcate this habit of sanitizing or washing everything that comes from the outside. Your grocery and other items for example that you have purchased from the outside or a shopping mart. Keep a sanitizer ready at your home, so that the packets can be sanitized as soon as you get back.
Additionally, soak all the veggies and fruits into a bowl of warm water with suitable disinfectant added to it to kill the germs or virus. The soaking process should be followed overnight to assure that everything is safe to be used, touch and consume.
Cover Your Face with a Mask
When you are out, you are coming across a number of people and you don’t know who is infected or a carrier of this virus. So be sure to step outside only after wearing a mask. Since this infection/virus is contagious, it can get in your body via eyes, ears, and mouth, etc.
So make sure you are well covered and geared up with full sleeves clothes, gloves, and mask, etc. Besides, make sure that all of it goes into washing after coming back from the outside to prevent any kind of spread.
Many find it difficult to implement but it is the best you can do to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Practice social distancing, rather makes it an imperative aspect to stay away from COVID-19 as you never know who is infected or who is not.
Since this virus also causes communal spreading so avoid going to crowded places and if you cannot avoid going to such places due to any emergency reasons then be sure you maintain a good distance and not come in any sort of contact with anyone.
Disinfect Your House
If you have been out due to any reason amid the outbreak of coronavirus then make sure your house is thoroughly cleaned and washed with alcohol-based disinfectant. This is vital because you don’t know if you are carrying any virus along or not and then again you are less aware of what all you have touched or not inside your house. So proper and thorough cleaning on a regular basis is a must.
Avoid From People with Cough and Flu-Like Symptoms
COVID-19 has various stages before it can be completely devastating. Cold and flu come in the initial stages of this virus, so if there is anyone around you with cold and flu-like symptoms, just stay away from them as you never know if it’s a common cold and cough or the initial stage of coronavirus.
Additionally, isolate yourself too if you find such symptoms in yourself as you can also infect the other people around.
Completely Avoid Handshakes
As already stated above, COVID-19 can spread from one person to another so when you meet anyone, try to maintain a safe distance. You can opt for hi’s, hello’s or namaste to greet the people around you as being safe is the foremost thing to do during this outbreak.
Say No to Domestic Help Support
Everybody deserves to be safe during this coronavirus outbreak! The spread can be prevented if you are well aware and safe. Give your domestic help a break for a couple of days and get involved in the habit of carrying out household chores by yourself.
Since your domestic help can be coming from the outside and also working at several other places, so you don’t know if they are maintaining proper hygiene or not. Also, looking at the current situation it’s better to educate your domestic help as well to stay safe at their places or home and work towards required preventive measures to prevent the spread.
Stay at Home, Stay Safe
The best option to stay safe from COVID-19 is to stay at home and avoid outdoor activities. This warning is also issued by governments to prevent the spread. Learn to get involved in engaging indoor activities, read books and spend time with your loved ones during this time of crises.
So go out only and only when required and stock-up for all the necessary items to avoid any need to move out of the house, but at the same time also be sure not to overstock and leave the things on the aisle for the others as well!
The life-threatening and contagious COVID-19 is on its spree. It doesn’t matter how hard you try but once you come in contact with this virus it can give you and your family a very hard time.
As they say “prevention is better than cure”, so understand the gravity of this situation and instill preventive measures in your routine. Educate yourself and the society around the importance of incorporating protective measures to deal with this situation. Follow the above-stated points to stay safe from COVID-19! “Stay home, stay safe”.