What You Can do About Covid-19

What You Can do About Covid-19

By
Akhila Masapogu, 27-Mar-2020
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Every individual has a prominent and responsible role to play in slowing the Coronavirus spread out. The only thing that can potentially stop the coronavirus spreading is the individual responsibility and personal measures that you take. As there is no medicine to cure or vaccine to prevent it, the only way we can handle the current situation is by practicing the advice of the World Health Organization, Doctors, and our Government.

Here are a few things that you can do and be a responsible citizen in slowing down the Coronavirus spread out.

    Stay Home

    Staying home is the synonym of staying safe in these difficult times. Staying home is a measure that was taken to promote social distancing. This helps healthy people to stay out of trouble and prevents communal spreading. Social distancing is encouraged by the governments of many countries across the world to keep the coronavirus under check effectively.

    Social distancing at the community level means shutting down schools, workplaces, canceling public transport and other public places. As an individual try maintaining at least 3 meters of distance for any person, stay at home and avoid going out except in emergencies.

    Especially children and adults above the age of 60 years are prone to easily getting affected by the coronavirus, so stay home and stay safe.

    Follow Precautions

    Everyone must follow the safety precautions that are widely promoted by doctors and experts. These safety measures have proved to effectively kill any virus that may accidentally have got on to you. Not following these measures, the coronavirus will not only affect you but, can also affect other healthy people just because of your negligence.

    Precautionary measures you need to take:

    1. Wash your hands every few minutes thoroughly.
    2. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer to effectively kill any virus.
    3. Sneeze and cough in your elbow or a tissue and dispose of the tissue in a closed dustbin.
    4. Sneeze and cough in your elbow or a tissue and dispose of the tissue in a closed dustbin.
    5. Keep a healthy distance from other people.
    6. Wash and clean the objects and other things that you frequently use regularly.

    Prepare yourself

    As most of us might panic during the times of social distancing it is important for us to prepare ourselves mentally and physically. Stocking up on the essentials and emergency medicines is suggestable to avoid any panic. Also, stocking doesn’t mean hoarding which will cause a crisis and put others in problems, stock up the right amount that you will require for a week or a month.

    If possible help your neighbors, elderly people, and the pets that might be having a problem in buying the essentials. In this being for each other during times like these can take us a long way.

    Recover from Sickness

    If you are sick with fever, cold or cough, self-quarantine yourself until you recover from the sickness. Avoid interacting with even your family members until you are out of it.

    People with a strong immune system can get away with the sickness even if they get affected by the virus, but they can be the carriers of the coronavirus and spread it to other people with not a very strong immunity. So it is not a choice but a responsibility to stay at home, self-quarantine and take care of themselves and others.

    Follow these measures for not just yourself but for the well being of your loved ones and others. Negligence of any kind can take a heavy toll. So, act before it’s too late. Follow the instructions of the government and doctors to stay healthy and safe.