The coronavirus has taken everybody by alarm. The internet is filled with information about the virus and its spread, many of it also wrong, causing panic among the people. here is a list of things you should do’s & dont’s to save the infection and panic about the disease from escalating further.
DO wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, several times a day. Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol:
- Before cooking or eating
- After using the bathroom
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
DON’T touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you have somehow come into contact with the virus, touching your face can help it enter your body.
DO learn the symptoms, which are similar to flu:
- Shortness of breath
DON’T travel if you have a fever. If you get sick on flight, tell crew immediately. When you get home, contact a health professional.
DO practice “social distancing”: Avoid large gatherings and crowds in poorly-ventilated spaces, and try to stay at three to six feet away from anyone who’s coughing or sneezing.
DON’T skip the flu shot. The symptoms of coronavirus and flu overlap enough that it can complicate diagnosis. If you’ve had a flu shot, you’re less likely to catch the flu or have a case serious enough to require treatment.
DO cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or a tissue, and dispose of the tissue immediately in a covered bin.
DON’T hang out with your family or pets if you suspect you have the virus. In order to protect them, eat and sleep separately from them, try to stay in one room, and use a separate bathroom if possible