Simple Measures to Protect yourself from the COVID-19

How Coronavirus spreads

The COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person. The people who are in close contact with one another. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, the respiratory droplets produced can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. 

Measures to Protect yourself from the COVID-19

Wash your hands

Washing your hand with soap and water kills the viruses that may be in your hand. If Soap and water are not available, then use Alcoholic base Hand rub. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands

Cover your Face with Elbow

Using the elbow to cover your face while sneezing or coughing is much more effective than covering with your hands. 

Maintain Social Distancing

According to WHO, a distance of 1 metre (3 feet) should be maintained with anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Avoid close contact to safeguard yourself from the disease entering your body.

Stay Home

If possible, better to stay home. The WHO, CDC and healthcare workers urging people to stay home if they can.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

It is important to do this so that viruses don’t get into your body, always wash your hand before touching your face. 

These are some basic things which everyone can follow and urge others to do the same. This is the time when people can work on boosting their Immune System, which is the best defense against disease. Start working out, opt for healthy food choices, get adequate sleep, some fresh air and sunlight daily.

Footnotes

1. Protecting yourself from corona virus
2. CDC – Centre for Disease Control
3. Advice for public

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