Although the toll of those infected by the coronavirus has not reduced by a significant number, the government has considered opening up businesses and schools. With the coronavirus still at large, we must remain careful of the situation while moving in a red zone. Luckily there are many steps you can take as precaution and prevention of the still-roaming COVID-19 virus.
Here are several tips how:
1. Use Mask and Gloves.
As prevention of bacteria and virus entering our body, we must use masks and gloves on a daily basis. This is because our hands travels further than our legs, in which we touch various objects and surfaces not knowing if the virus has latched onto our hands. Protecting your face is the next thing to do since the virus enters the body from our eyes, nose and mouth. For those reasons, it’s also important to replace these things as soon as you return from going outside.
2. Sanitize your hands often
Other than using masks and gloves to protect ourselves, sanitization of the hands are the next best thing. If, for some reason you do not have masks and gloves then you need to sanitize your hands often. The hands have many bacteria and the virus might be one of the small particles that inhibit our hands after touching various surfaces, which is why you often have to clean your hands.
3. Do not sneeze or cough in the open
Simple illnesses such as cold and the coughs are enough to lower your immune system. Although wearing masks are only to protect yourself from infecting other with the illness inside your body, it also meant protecting other people from getting an attack on their immune system which is crucial during this pandemic. So, do not sneeze or cough in the open and carry a small packet of tissues or handkerchief. Again, regularly replacing it whenever you can.
4. Be careful when eating from outside.
Eating outside may be the best option for some people. It’s quick, time-efficient and saves you tons of energy. However eating from outside may not be the best option during this COVID-19 pandemic. Eating outside is much more risky than eating your own cooking since it’s for public consumption and there may be viruses in it.
5. Maintain Social Distance
As been mentioned over and over again in numerous government campaigns, citizens must practice social distancing in order to protect yourselves from contracting the coronavirus. Even if you do not have the virus yet, getting close to people who might have the virus increases your chances of having it and keeping the virus alive from person to person. In fact, it would be even safer for everyone to stay indoors. If you go out, novel coronavirus may come home.
- Avoid touching face, nose, eyes and ears with your hands. If at all, sanitize hands first.
- Wear a face mask and a face shield in crowded places.
- Maintain a social distance of about 2 meters from everyone
- Wash hands with soap and water regularly
- Use a hand sanitizer with a minimum alcohol content of 70%
- Travel only when absolutely unavoidable and with precautions
- In public spaces disinfect objects frequently touched or handled like kitchen towels, table tops, door handles etc. Use hand sanitizer every time.
- Sleep 7-8 hours daily. Meditate and breathe deeply to reduce stress.
- Wash clothes after each use and dry out in the sun.
- Drink warm water and get some sun exposure for vitamin D
- Gargle with saline water everyday
- Turmeric and ginger in green tea
- Increase intake of vitamin C
- Zinc rich foods help, like seeds, nuts, legumes, beans etc
Have you followed through with the tips above? Do you have any other tips? Tell us in the comment section below!