Basic COVID-19 Prevention And Education Measures

Mar 26 , 2020

Kshetrimayum Brojendro Singh

Basic COVID-19 Prevention And Education Measures

The COVID-19 or the Corona Virus has taken aback all the nations by storm. With ongoing investigations about the virus, vaccines, treatments, and preventive methods, and ever-rising positive cases, the COVID-19 has created fear across the globe.

Coronavirus is what causes the disease COVID-19. It mainly spreads from person to person through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs, or sneezes. These droplets then contaminate another person either via close contact or by touching objects that are previously contaminated.

However, the droplets are heavy and cannot travel too far in the air, canceling out the possibility of airborne spread. But, they can move approximately one meter and very quickly settle on any surface area. 

We all want it to stop and go away from the world. But for that, it is necessary; we take a few precautionary steps at individual levels to prevent the further spread of the virus.

 

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose And Mouth 

We are still to know the period for which the virus survives when in contact with people and objects. It is for the same reason that doctors are advising to regularly wash hands with soap and clean surfaces that are often used and touched by many people. 

Hands touch many surfaces and are most likely to pick viruses from objects and through physical contact. The virus then enters your body and triggers the infection.

 

Follow Good Respiratory Hygiene 

By now, everyone knows the coronavirus mainly spreads from the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing or even exhaling. Cover your mouth with a napkin or disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing or use your elbow. Do not keep the used tissue for later; dispose of it immediately.

 

 

Following excellent respiratory hygiene not only protects you from the virus but also everyone around you.

 

Wash Your Hands Frequently

Thoroughly clean your hands now and then with an alcohol-based hand wash or soap. As hands are the most used when working or shopping essentials, they touch the surfaces and objects. People then touch their faces with the same contaminated hand, thus increasing the chances of getting affected.

 

So, it is essential to keep your hands always clean, especially after using the restroom and before eating.

 

Practice Social Distancing

One of the most stressed measures by doctors and professionals is social distancing. It is a significant measure to control the spread of the virus.

Keep away from people, whether family or other. Especially, when you find someone sneezing or coughing around you, maintain a minimum of 1-meter distance while communicating.

 

Seek Proper Medical Care

If you feel unwell and sick, do not neglect it. Stay home and call for medical attention. Keep the details of COVID-19 local authorities to call for any help in case of an emergency quickly. 

Getting in touch with the medical facility will also give you the right guidance to control the spread of COVID-19.

Stay in touch for updates. Stay safe!