COVID-19, a global epidemic that has affected 1,99,054 and counting has turned out to be a deadly virus that threatens the very existence of the human race. Well, the major reason being the lack of vaccination and cure is what has made this seem dangerous.
Currently, in India, the rate has been increasing drastically and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has taken preventive measures to stop its spread. A simple hack is to take precautionary measures to keep yourself safe from getting infected. This article will give you an insight into some of the Do’s and Don’ts during the corona outbreak.
From where did this deadly killer originate? Who was the cause and how is it being treated without a cure is what the below-listed points will give you an insight on.
- The first case of coronavirus took place on 1 December 2019 in Wuhan, China- a man who was 55 years old.
- Medical investigations began in January 2020 by the Wuhan health authorities.
- It was identified to have all started in Wuhan market that sold live animals making it a cause of animals.
- From January 2020 till present there are 1,99,054 cases reported worldwide and this number is on the rise.
However, with the number of affected people increasing, all you can do is maintain good hygiene like washing hands and avoid being in crowded places.
The first thing you got to keep in mind is a precaution. Here is what you need to do to protect yourself from the outbreak.
1. Hand Wash
Regular hand wash for 30 seconds will help you avoid germs or any kind of infection. Use soap or hand sanitizer for better results and do this every time you travel or touch anything.
2. Cover Your Mouth & Nose
Covering your mouth and nose while sneezing or when anyone next to coughs or sneezes can do you a lot better. Coronavirus usually spreads through cough and covering your nose and mouth will save you from this epidemic.
3. Consult A Doctor If Sick
If you are suffering from a common cold, cough, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath and fatigue make it a point to consult a doctor at the earliest. Any of these symptoms could be a sign that you are suffering from the virus.
4. Stay Indoors
Avoid being in crowded places. An infected person can spread the virus instantly and crowded places is a good way to accomplish this. Make sure you wear full sleeves shirts with anti-pollution masks when you travel. Staying indoors is a rather safe option.
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5. Avoid Close Contact With Anyone
Do not get close to anyone, especially touching or laughing closely. Also, use anti-pollution masks when out with friends or family. Avoid touching anyone and do not use the same utensils used by another. These simple non-touchy ways can do good until the outbreak comes to an end.
6. Do Not Spit
Spitting can increase the spread of the virus. Avoid spiting at in public and home. Also, avoid getting close to a sick person suffering from cold and cough.
7. Avoid Using Public Transport
Travelling by cab, flight, bus, train and tramp can get you infected. Use anti-pollution masks and carry a hand sanitizer with you everywhere. Consider travelling by your own vehicle and avoid public transport. In case you are feeling sick, it is advised that you avoid travelling and consult a doctor at the earliest.
8. Do Not Use Over The Counter Medicines
If you are suffering from dry cough, back pain, nausea and shortness of breath it is recommended that you consult a doctor rather than opt for self-medication that can leave you battling with a deadly illness. Say no to antibiotics as it would later lead to antibiotic resistance.
9. Don’t Panic, Take It Easy
Most often a state of fear can lead to taking wrong decisions and use of self-medication. All you need to keep in mind is hygiene i.e. regular hand wash, use of anti-pollution masks and consult a doctor if you are sick.
10. Don’t Touch Your Face
Do not touch your face, nose and mouth often. This avoids the risks of developing the virus. Wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer and this will do you good.
While the cure for this deadly virus is still on the go, we need to stay strong and take utmost preventive measures to keep our family and friends safe. Here are some frequently asked questions that will help you.
- How many cases have been recorded in India?
There have been 151 cases reported to have been tested positive of having coronavirus. Moreover, this rate has been increasing at a rapid rate causing the death of three individuals.
- Can symptoms of corona be detected fast?
In its initial stages, none can detect this virus. However, if you are suffering from dry cough, shortness of breath and nausea, consult a doctor at the earliest.
- How did coronavirus enter India?
India was infected due to a history of travelling people from another country. However, the government is taking measures to ensure that everyone stays healthy.
- How is coronavirus tested?
Wondering how you get diagnosed with coronavirus? Here is what you need to know.
Step 1: A swab test using cotton to take samples of your inner throat and nose will be taken.
Step 2: A thin tube will be inserted into your lungs to recover lung samples.
Step 3: Finally, a blood test is done to confirm the diagnosis.
This deadly killer cannot be stopped until we figure out a vaccine. However, maintaining good hygiene such as covering your mouth while coughing and sneezing, use of hand sanitizer and wearing an anti-pollution mask will do you good. Say yes to hygiene and stay safe.