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How to protect yourself from the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease causing respiratory illness (like flu) with signs like fever, cough, and breathing issues in more severe cases. This disease mainly spreads through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze.This also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. As the World Health Organization declared it as a pandemic, we need to take certain preventive measures to avoid being exposed to this virus. Therefore it is best to follow the below actions to help to protect themselves from the illness.

Maintain Social Distancing

Social distancing involves maintaining a safe distance from others (about 6 feet) and avoiding meeting areas such as schools, churches, concert halls and public transport. Since COVID-19 spreads from person to person, it is important to minimize the ways in which people come close to one another. Social distancing means staying as far as possible at home and avoiding crowded, public places where close contact is likely. For essential trips like grocery shopping try to stay at least 6 feet away from others.

Wash Your Hands

Science has shown that twenty seconds of washing your hands effectively destroys germs. Regular hand-washing is one of the main ways to help avoid coronavirus transmission. Wash your hands with plenty of soap and water for at least 20 seconds, particularly after: 

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • In a public place
  • Traveling on public transport

You can also use a hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol in case water isn’t available.

Avoid Touching The Face

People should avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with their hands particularly if they are unwashed. It will help to minimize germ transmission and reduce the risk that they will get sick. When you go out for grocery shopping or something, you might come into contact with a lot of objects and your hands can get infected with viruses. So the virus will easily get into your body. Hence make sure not to touch the face. 

Boost Your Immune System

The best way to prevent any kind of illness is by improving the immune system. Higher immunity serves as a protection and helps kill any kind of virus which eventually protects against becoming sick. So make sure you consume healthy nutrients and include Indian herbs & spices in your food as it helps improve your immune system.

Consult A Doctor For Medical Attention

If anyone with fever, cough or trouble breathing should seek medical advice as soon as possible. Calling ahead before visiting a healthcare facility makes it easier for healthcare providers to reduce the chance of spreading the virus to others. Having it checked well in time can prevent the spread of the virus.

We Modern Store , request everyone  to follow these basic precautions in your daily routine. Regarding Covid-19 it is also important to stay up-to-date on the government’s recommendations  Stay home! Stay safe! 

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By | 2020-04-20T15:46:37+08:00 April 20th, 2020|Health|0 Comments

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