Coronavirus: Follow These 5 Guidelines
By Imran Ali October 30, 2022 Update on : October 30, 2022
Coronavirus is a deadly virus, which has taken the lives of millions so far across the world. The COVID-19 disease is extremely contagious. The virus can infect you through an infected person. You must be cautious all the time. We have already experienced lockdown, home office, no gatherings, and isolation due to the virus. We cannot be confined within the four walls of the house as we need to live our regular life. Nowadays, most people have been vaccinated and believe they are completely immune to the disease. But, actually, they are not. The vaccines definitely give us protection from the virus, but to a certain extent. There is no exception to being aware of the virus and following some health guidelines. The first case of coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. Soon after, the virus spread worldwide.
There were several symptoms among the infected people. All the symptoms are not the same, but there are some common symptoms of COVID-19. The common symptoms are: fever, cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, and so on. Aside from these symptoms, an infected person may also experience sore throats, headaches, pains, diarrhea, skin rashes, red or irritated eyes, and so on. If you feel any of these symptoms, you can go for a COVID test.
We must know the health guidelines to combat the coronavirus. You must remember that the coronavirus situation has improved worldwide, but the pandemic is not over yet. Following these five guidelines can keep you safe from the deadly virus.
Wearing a mask is a must-do for everyone to keep him/her from the deadly virus. Face masks have become mandatory to get entry into any shopping mall, office or any place. You can see “No mask, no service” in hundreds of places around you. Not only the infected people but also others should wear a mask when they go out of their house. By wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose, you will reduce the risk of being infected or infecting others. Try not to reuse your mask more than once.
Wash your hands with soap:
Hand washing at a regular interval can keep you safe from the virus. If you wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, it can kill the germs and the virus immediately. We must wash our hands before eating, touching our faces, after caring for someone who’s sick, etc. We subconsciously touch our nose, eyes, and mouth several times a day. If we don’t keep our hands washed, it can increase the risk of being infected.
Maintain a social distance:
As we know, the virus can spread from one person to another very easily, so we must keep a safe distance to avoid the risk of getting infected. A 6-foot distance can be considered a safe distance. You should avoid crowded places. However, if you maintain a physical distance, you are surely at less risk of getting infected.
Sanitize your hands:
Hands are mostly used to touch many surfaces around us. As a result, the risk of touching the virus increases. You must sanitize your hands before eating or touching your face, as washing your hands is not possible all the time. You can easily disinfect your hands with a sanitizer that has 60% alcohol.
Cover your mouth while sneezing or coughing:
You must cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow when you sneeze or cough. You should discard the used tissue immediately after use. Covering the mouth during sneezing or coughing is very important as one can get infected easily through the droplets.