Italy, USA, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France top on records the most infected countries, the virus is spreading to several other countries every day. Indeed this is trying times for the world, we can only wish that things get back to normal very soon.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe and free from this COVID-19 Virus. remember that health is wealth, do well to start alive and healthy.
Some of the information discussed in this article is on the COVID-19 outbreak is available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.
Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
(i) Wash Your Hands Frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. In cases where hand sanitizers are used, it should contain up to 60% alcohol and should be used on the hands for up to 25 seconds.
(ii) Clean Surfaces Regularly
Maintain good hygiene during this period, ensure that your Kitchen seats, work desks, dinner tables and most visited areas in your houses are regularly disinfected.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
(iii) Maintain social distancing
Avoid as much as you can any gatherings and close contacts with people who have displayed symptoms of the virus, such symptoms included Flu-like symptoms including sneezing, coughing, and High temperature.
(iv) Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
(v) Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
(vi) Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
(vii) Why? Droplets spread the virus.
By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing,
Seek medical care early, Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
(viii) Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area.
Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
(ix) Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow the advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area.
They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.