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Covid-19 that started in China in December, 2019, has spread around the globe in just 4 months and jolted normal life in most of the countries. With the numbers surging every single day in India, it’s important for us to understand that we will be able to fight it only when each one of us do our bit.
In this stressful time, it’s important to stay informed, avoid panic and and always follow the directions of state and local authorities.
Here are a couple of ways you can ensure your safety and the safety of people around you:
- While most of the cities and towns are under lockdown, it’s important to follow a strict quarantine. The best way to prevent the spread is to not step out of the house unless absolutely necessary. Also, ensure that you avoid any social gathering or even meeting friends and family for now.
- If you are out in the public to buy essentials or for work that’s unavoidable, practice social distancing by keeping a distance of about six feet from others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid any contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; throw used tissues in the trash. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets, faucets and countertops.
- Keep your immune system strong by eating healthy, getting 8 hours of daily sleep and keeping your body hydrated
According to the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and a cold. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Call your doctor for medical advice if develop symptoms and you think you have been exposed to COVID-19.
Need more information on Covid-19? Read more here – https://www.mohfw.gov.in!
Stay home! Stay Safe!