2020 is almost about to be over. We have covered eight months of riding on a roller coaster. However, the fear-mongering novel coronavirus still exists among us. When the COVID-19 outbreak was witnessed and experienced, the government and health care officials had issued guidelines to safeguard and prevent from contracting the virus.
Though we are far into 2020 now, following those guidelines are still necessary. The coronavirus does not seem to go away any time soon. Here are some guidelines to jog your memory on those guidelines.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water; avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes
One of the basic hygiene practices is to wash your hands. The entire day we touch and come in contact with so many things and objects. And, the novel coronavirus spreads through contact. Thus, it is important to wash hands with soap and water as frequently as possible and feasible for about 20 seconds. Also, the virus enters your body via your mouth. Therefore, you should avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth. These are the vulnerable points for the viruses to initiate the infection.
Maintain and follow social distancing
Social distancing is the most important to safeguard yourself and others from spreading the virus. Observing other countries where the viruses attacked before, we comprehended that the coronavirus spread occurs exponentially. And, the prime reason is when a person comes in close proximity to another infected person. As we do not know about the person’s whereabouts and his routine; whether or not he is maintaining all hygiene practices. Thus, it is best to avoid meeting people from too close or shake hands. It is better to greet from far and maintain a 6 feet distance. With this practice, you will mitigate the risks of fling victims to the plausible infected person.
Seek immediate medical care in case you experience early symptoms like fever, dry cough, and breathing difficulties
Symptoms of coronavirus are quite common. It has no specific sign to exhibit or let us identify that the person is infected. It is accompanied by a high fever, dry cough, throat pain, and breathing difficulties. These symptoms are experienced in the early stages. And, it is best if we get them diagnosed before the matter no longer stays in our hands. Also, do not rush to visit the hospital as COVID patients will definitely be there. Thus, make sure that you try all possible methods to curb your symptoms. The best way to control the symptoms is to self-quarantine yourself as soon as you feel that you are falling ill. And, take up a healthy diet to boost your immunity and let your body fight off the infections.
Practice good respiratory hygiene
The coronavirus attacks our respiratory tracts and therefore, we have to take precautionary methods- prefer home remedies or herbal approaches to eliminate any possible side effects. You may have seen that the person who contracted coronavirus has trouble with his throat and the entire respiratory tract. This leads to difficulty in breathing and a dry cough which worsens as the virus lingers in the body. Drink warm water to soothe your throat and avoid foods that could compromise your immune system and make you prone to the virus.