COVID-19 is continuously shocking the world with more than 1.279 million confirmed cases globally as per WHO Report in April 07 2020. COVID-19 is spreading worldwide and we must work together restraining this spread.
Here are the simple yet vital daily habits which WHO recommends you to practice, safeguarding yourself and others against the pandemic COVID-19.
Daily Habits to Combat COVID-19
Wash Your Hands Frequently
Washing your hands frequently and properly will help you prevent spread of the any virus and germs. Use soap and running water as mush as possible. You may also use alcohol-based hand rub that kills viruses that may be invading your hands.
Maintain Social Distancing
Maintain at least 3 feet or a meter away between yourself or anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Virus can be spread out easily through coughing or sneezing. Small liquid of droplets from nose or mouth can be sprayed by someone unintentionally when coughing or sneezing. Keeping a distance will protect you from breathing the droplets which may contain COVID-19.
Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose & Mouth
Do not forget avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Your hands touch many dirty surfaces like your mobile phone, laptop, cash, card, stair handrail and more. Once contaminated, your hands can transfer any virus including COVID-19 to your eyes, nose or mouth. It can easily enter your body and make you sick.
Practice Respiratory Hygiene
It means practicing coughing or sneezing etiquette. Always cover your mouth or nose with your bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Properly dispose the used tissue immediately. By practicing good respiratory hygiene, you can 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
Better to be at home if you feel ill. In case of a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance and let your family and employer know your situation. Strictly follow the directions of your local health authority. Remember that National and local authorities have the most up to date information on the situation in your area.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Keep yourself informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Strictly follow 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.
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It means improve your immune system by eating balanced diet. Eat healthy foods such as fresh vegetables and fruits.
About 60% of your body is composed of water. These bodily fluids functions vitally including digestion, circulation, absorption, transportation of nutrients, creation of saliva, and maintenance of body temperature. Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day will help you gaining healthy and strong body.
Stop Spreading Fake News about COVID-19
It’s okay to share information about COVID-19 to your family and friends to keep them well informed. But, make sure to validate the information before sharing! Only share information from reliable sources such as from WHO, your national and local authorities.
Stop Self Medication
There are numerous suggested medications sprawling around social media to do this and that which can ‘cure’ COVID-19. There is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat this virus to date. WHO has also advice the public about Myths of COVID-19. If you feel like you need medication when fall sick after traveling from abroad that has local transmission of the virus or if you met someone with confirmed COVID-19 traces then again seek proper medical help from your national or local healthcare authorities.
Keep Your Surroundings Clean
Aside from keeping yourself clean, your surroundings have an impact to your health too. Keep your home and community clean too. Proper disposal of your used tissues and face masks must be observed. Proper food preparation must be observed.
Let’s work and support each other in combating this new virus! Stay alert and let’s not panic. Together we will manage and defeat COVID-19! What’s your experience about this new novelty virus? Let me know your story, I love to hear from you.
Reference: World Health Organization: WHO
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