COVID-19 DO's AND DON'T's
Follow these do's & don'ts of COVID-19 to say safe
The spread of coronavirus is a threat to the existence of the human race. The researchers are carrying out several experiments to identify the cure of this virus. But unfortunately, there isn't any definite cure for this till date. Keeping this point in mind, the government has advised wearing masks and face shield. These two ingredients act as a barrier between human and the virus. Because this deadly virus enters the human body via eyes, nose and mouth, covering these serves half the purpose. The remaining half can be implemented by following social distancing or even going to crowded places.
The number of deaths is increasing day by day, but the concerning part lies in who all are at higher risk? The older people, kids (young children) and people suffering from diabetes, heart and lung diseases are at higher risk. The mortality rate of these people is even more overwhelming. In such a scenario, only the precaution can save our lives until the discovery of a vaccine.
Following are some of the measures that can help you in preventing the spread of this infection. For example, keeping yourself clean and disinfecting everything before you touch. Avoiding crowded places and keeping a tab on symptoms can help you stay in the green zone. Ubcared has listed down what you should do to keep you safe from COVID-19.
DO's for COVID-19
Always wear a mask before going out, as it acts as a protection layer for you. The mask shouldn't be loose, as it helps in protecting you from the infected people or vice versa.
Flex elbow to reduce risk of infection
It is advised to cover your mouth while coughing with flex elbow. If you use your hand while sneezing or coughing, immediately wash your hands. Or use sanitizer in case there is no water and soap, before touching anything. The idea is to keep your hands clean before touching your face.
Practice good hygiene like washing your hands especially after using the restroom, before eating and blowing nose as well. Use enough of soap and water for washing hands, including in between of fingers and fingernails and continue it for 20 seconds.
Stay at home
Follow the work from home practice to save yourself from COVID-19 or related complications.
Strengthen your immune system
Boost your immune system by getting vaccines and taking a balanced home meal along with light exercise to keep fit. Get enough sleep and do not indulge yourself in consuming too much alcohol. By following this tip, you'll strengthen your immunity. Do not fall for medications that claim to cure COVID-19 or even try to sell their products claiming to improve immunity. Go for only government approved medications.
Use alcohol-based sanitizers for cleaning the doorknobs, railings, countertops, light switches etc. as a means of disinfecting. Also, remember to disinfect your mobile phones with alcohol-based sanitizers containing a minimum of 70% alcohol.
Watch for symptoms
Look for symptoms, if you think you have come in contact with coronavirus positive patient. Call your doctor and seek medical advice. In case the symptoms are not that serious, still, doctor's consultation can help you in staying healthy and safe. In the meantime, follow the standard practice of wearing a mask even at home to protect your family members.
Drink plenty of liquids to stay well hydrated. Also take hot baths and inhale steam water.
Respect the need for social distancing if you go out, stay at least two meters away from others to prevent transmission of the virus. Quarantine yourself for a minimum of 14 days if you have recently travelled or come in contact with a corona virus patient
The above-mentioned points will help you in keeping away coronavirus or COVID-19. Now take a look at some of the essential points that you shouldn't do it for your good
DON'Ts for COVID-19
There is no need to panic, it is a pandemic situation, not a panic-demic situation. Of course, this is a serious issue but you can fight against this disease.
Don't touch your face
Never touch your face, without washing your hands. In case you have used tissue while sneezing or coughing, immediately throw it in the dustbin. And it should not be in reach to any of your family. Then the last thing is to clean your hands.
Don't wear a mask or scarf that is loose-fitting, as it might not cover your mouth and nose properly. This allows the virus to get into your system unknowingly
Don't go near pets
Stay away from your pets, if you are facing COVID-19 symptoms or even flu. Because the symptoms of flu and coronavirus usually overlap, so it is best to keep yourself isolated. Your one careless step may unknowingly put your pet's life at risk.
Do not spit
Spitting on roads or other public places can increase the risk of corona virus spread. Also avoid getting close to a person suffering from cough and cold.
Don't turn on the vacay mood
Don't take social distancing as a means of going on vacation, instead stay at home and keep yourself and others safe. Avoid using public transport as well in case travelling is unavoidable.
Avoid physical touch
Don't shake hands or hug for greeting rather join your hands in the "namaste" form and stay safe.
Stop going out unnecessarily
Don't visit your relative's place, neither go to the gym nor any public places like gym and theatres. As these places may put your life at risk from coronavirus.
Ubcared is helping patients day and night in generating awareness about COVID-19. All you can do is follow these guidelines, to keep yourself safe and healthy and help the government in beating this pandemic situation.