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Safety measures to prevent COVID-19

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Safety measures to prevent COVID-19

 

WHAT COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronaviruses. Coronaviruses are a distinct species of viruses that can infect both humans and animals. Several types of coronaviruses cause mild upper respiratory illness in humans.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without needing special treatment.

Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are likely to contract serious illnesses.

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In late 2019, a novel coronavirus called SARS-COV-2 arose in China. This virus has since flattened to many other countries throughout the world. However, it is important to be able to notice the symptoms of the deadly virus and some safety measures to prevent the spread of it.

Symptoms of COVID-19 infections

According to the WHO, people may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. Some researches suggest that, respiratory symptoms may worsen in the second week of illness; this appears to occur after 8 to 9 days.

About 1 in 5 people with COVID-19 become seriously ill. These individuals can develop severe respiratory failure and may require Oxygen ventilation.

The most common symptoms include :

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Body pains

Safety measures to prevent COVID-19

You can protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the virus to others if you follow these safety measures:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

Use a tissue to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough and dispose of it quickly after use. Also, you can sneeze into your elbow to keep your hand as clean as possible. The Coronavirus is found in high masses in the nose and mouth; it can be carried by air droplets to other people when you cough or sneeze.

  • Wash your hands frequently and carefully.

Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap under warm running water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer to rub your hands when you cannot wash your hands properly.

  • Stop hands shaking and frequent hugging for now.

It is unusual to say that, the virus has “no locomotive organs” to move from one person to another; but we help them do so. Skin to skin contact can pass the COVID-19 from one person to another.

  • Keep social distancing.

Social distancing means you must preserve a distance of 6 feet (1.83 m) from other people. You can spread the virus by speaking to someone or incurring it when you’re in close contact with someone.

  • Avoid touching your face.

 

 Avoid touching any part of your face or head including your eyes, nose and mouth. You can the virus on your hands if you make contact with a door handle, laptop, your cell phone or by touching any surface at all. Also, stop the habit of biting your fingernails.

  • Avoid eating in public places.

The virus can be carried through food, utensils, dishes, and cups. However, it is expedient to avoid going to restaurants, coffee shops and bars for now. Choose foods that are thoroughly cooked and can be 

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