Stay updated with the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak. All the COVID-19 prevention s listed below are been listed on the WHO website, if not followed the results can be more severe. Take care of yourself and protect others.
Tips to Prevent yourself from getting Infected from COVID-19
1. Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand rub(hand sanitizer) to clean them. And kills the virus that may be on your hands.
2. Practice social distancing
Maintain at least 1-meter distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
This is necessary, as when someone coughs or sneeze they through out tiny droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain viruses. If a person is too close, he/she might breathe in the droplets, that can contain the virus(COVID-19) if the person coughing/sneezing has the disease.
3. Avoid touching your face.
We touch many surfaces and viruses can be transmitted. Once they come in contact can enter the body via eyes, nose and mouth.
4. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
Please Cover your mouth with a mask so that you don’t infect any other person and break the chain of the COVID-19 Virus. Wearing a mask is also important for your own safety as well as if u come in contact with an infected person then chances of getting infected are reduced by 50%. If you are not having a mask then you can also use your elbow or shoulder to cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing.
5. Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as the act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increases the possibility of transmission of the virus from hand to mouth. They may also already have lung disease or reduced lung capacity which would greatly increase the risk of serious illness.
Smoking products such as water pipes often involve the sharing of mouthpieces and hoses. This could facilitate the transmission of COVID-19 in communal and social settings.
Conditions that increase oxygen needs or reduce the ability of the body to use it properly will put patients at higher risk of serious lung conditions such as pneumonia.
6. Stay home if feeling unwell
Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively. And it will also protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
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.