Covid-19 caused by the novel corona virus is now the prime topic in any discussion anywhere. In the month of December 2019 in a city named Wuhan of China was the place where this evil virus was first detected. Since then this virus has spread in over 200 countries and left the whole world in awe.
11th of March 2020 world health organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. This is no less than a horror movie and humans are yet to figure out how to overcome the situation. When there are vaccines are in development we still have a fair share of time with this deadly virus on the loose.
Yes, this virus may not be life-threatening for everyone but it is threatening for people who are compromised physically or who have a weaker immune system. Since the beginning of the pandemic scientists and doctors have figured out some ways to stay safe and keep our loved ones safe. So here are some guidelines for COVID-19 and how you can find this evil monster.
Wash your hands
This is the basic rule of keeping yourself safe. Wash your hands now more frequently than ever. The COVID-19 is a type of virus that outer shell of protein that binds the whole thing together. What a simple soap does is break those protein bonds. So if you wash your hands every now and then your possibilities of getting the virus is minimized significantly.
If you find yourself in a position where there is no soap or water use an alcohol based hand sanitiser. Keeping a hand sanitiser on you is as essential as keeping your identities with you.
Where a mask while in public
This is a respiratory virus that attacks your lungs and eventually your whole body gives up. Wearing a mask prevents you from inhaling the virus through your mouth or your nose also it prevents the spread while you talk. Don’t just go for any other mask. Expect if you use a surgical mask or a K95.
Maintained at least 6 feet distance with people.
As this is contagious not going out in public is the best way to protect yourself and your family. There are many cases when the person themselves don’t even know they are carrying the wires. Unknowingly they go out in public and help spread the virus. If you just stay at home for as long as it’s possible then probably you would be good for the time being.
Watch out for the deliveries
Some of us have already gone full-on home delivery based. If you did that that’s good news. But this sneaky little devil finds its way in through these little things. Be extra careful while you are receiving any site of deliveries.
If you have food items then thoroughly wash them and put them aside in an already disinfected place. If it’s something other than the food you should thoroughly disinfect them either with alcohol-based cleaners or soap.
Help your immune system
This is the time when you should be watching what you eat more than ever. Gone are the days when you could eat whatever you wanted without a second thought. To fight with this virus you need your body to be healthy. So eat foods that are enriched with vitamins, iron, and other good things for your body.
Keep an eye out for symptoms
There are certain symptoms of this disease. The most common ones are fever coughing body ache no taste of food shortness of breath and etc. If you detect any of thesesymptoms in you or someone in your home quickly seeks medical help.
Remember unless you are a medical person you won’t be able to differentiate between is a severe and non-severe case. It’s always best to let the people who are professionals to do their job.