Monday, March 23, 2020

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus And Break The Chain Of Transmission



Protection Against Coronavirus

Coronavirus is threatening the world's healthcare systems, with 3,50,000 infected cases globally, 15,000 deaths so far. 1,00,000 people recovered fully after being infected. The best way to stay protected against coronavirus is by precautionary measures, According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) here are the basic protective measures against COVID-19 :



1.) Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Use an alcohol-based hand rub, if that is not available, wash your hands with soap and water. It will kill any virus that may be on your hands.

2.) Maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from others, especially from those who are coughing or sneezing. When people cough and sneeze, they spay small liquid droplets from their nose, which may contain the virus. If you are close to them and you breathe the droplet, you can inhale the virus from the person coughing with the disease.
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3.) Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes. You touch a lot of surfaces during your day to day routine, these touches can pick up viruses from contaminated surfaces. When the virus is in your hands, it can transfer to your eyes, nose or mouth. From these areas, the virus can enter your body making you sick.

4.) Practice good respiratory hygiene. Make sure that the people around you follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow. When you or they cough in tissue, make sure to dispose of it immediately. Droplets are the main source of spreading the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, everyone can stay protected from viruses, such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

5.) If you have a cough, fever, and difficulty in breathing, seek medical care as early as possible. Stay home if you are not feeling well. If you observe any symptoms, call your local health authority and follow their directions.

How Can Break The Chain Of Transmission

You can help break the chain of transmission of Coronavirus. Nations around the world have declared lockdown in many countries. It is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This has made the world look sighed and empty. 7.8 billion people around the world are advised to observe a strict quarantine. It is proved that quarantine reduces the risk of transmission of infectious diseases.

The protocol of quarantine started back in the 14th century. It is initiated after the outbreak of the black death pandemic. After it killed 200 million people who survived shared their views.

They said, " they observed  a strict quarantine."

Ships that traveled from areas of the epidermic were held in 40 days of quarantine. It was done to secure people from the plague. Since then, the world prefers this isolation and social distancing to pandemics. However, many people have a comparatively different nature. They like moving out in quarantines and lockdowns. This increases the risks of transmission of infections.

Precaution is always better than treatments. No Pains, No Losses

If a person prefers to observe one step back just to break the chain, the effort is no doubt a tremendous step for prevention.

  • For diseases like COVID-19, transmission is the main thing to stop it. As no cure is here yet!
  • Try to avoid meeting people.
  • Avoid visiting patients in hospitals.
  • Stop Handshakes and hugs.
  • Use masks and tissues for oral Hygiene.

You might feel awkward at once. But this measure is an excellent contribution to fight against the global pandemic. Breaking the chains is always tricky. But during the pandemics, the responsibilities are different. Contribute with some precautions, isolations, quarantine and social distancing.
It is better to stay at a distance from your loved ones, instead of losing them forever.
Help break the chain of transmission and defeat coronavirus pandemic!