How To Protect yourself and others from Covid-19

  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Wear a face mask
  • Keep your room well ventilated
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean your hands
  • Coughing in to a bent elbow or tissue
  • Always check local advice where you live and work
Team of doctors wearing facemasks during coronavirus and flu outbreak. Virus and illness protection, COVID-2019. People on sunset background.

If COVID-19 is spreading in your community, stay safe by taking some simple precautions. You can practice following protective measures,

What to do to keep yourself and others safe from Covid-19

You have to maintain at least one meter distance between yourself and others to reduce your risk of infection. Maintain an even greater distance between yourself and others when indoors. The further away is the better.Make sure you wear a mask in proper way. Wearing mask will help to suppress the transmission of the Corona Virus and it will help to save lives. You can’t protect against Covid-19 only wearing a face mask, but there are another things you should follow. When you wear your mask on, make sure clean your hands before you put your mask on, as well as before and after you take it off. Properly placed mask should covers both your nose, mouth and chin.

Man wearing face mask on escalator. Themes coronavirus and personal protection during pandemic.

Best ways to make your environment safer

According to WHO there are 3 Cs that you should avoid. These 3 Cs are,

  • Spaces that are Closed
  • Spaces that are Crowded
  • Spaces that involve Close Contacts

There is a high risk of getting Covid-19 in crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces. The virus appears to spread by respiratory droplets or aerosols more efficiently in such places. If you are in a crowded place you have to take more precautions.

If you are in a crowded place you can open a window, it will increase the amount of “natural ventilation”. You can wear a mask if you are in such a place.

Top view of group of people with face masks elbow bumping, coronavirus, covid-19 concept.

Maintain good hygiene practices in day to day life

  • Hand washing is very important. You have to clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol based hand rub or you can wash your hand with soap and water. This is the best practice which you can do to eliminate virus and other germs on your hands.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes. We can see many people used to touch their mouth and nose or eyes frequent, keep in mind that your hand touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated your hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. Finally you will be infected with Covid-19.
  • Practice covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Just after that dispose the used tissue immediately into a closed bin and wash your hands.
  • You can clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces such as door handles, phone screens.
Mother and child wearing facemasks and washing their hands during coronavirus and flu outbreak. Virus and illness protection, home education and quarantine. COVID-2019

How do you recognise if you have got COVID-19

It’s better to know the full range of symptoms of Covid-19.

  • It’s better to know the full range of symptoms of Covid-19. The most common symptoms are fever, dry cough and tiredness. There are other symptoms which may affect less commonly. Some patients experience with loss of taste or smell, aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, red eyes, diarrhoea or skin rash.
  • Stay home and self isolation even if you have minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever until recover. You can call your family doctor or Hotline provided by the government. Ask someone to bring you supplies.If you want to leave your house or have someone near you, wear a medical mask.It will prevent others from the virus.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, you have to seek medical attention immediately. Call by telephone first, if you can and follow the directions of your local health authority.
  • Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources. Your local and national health authorities give you trusted latest information. WHO gives the latest information and guidelines that you can follow. The best places to advice on what people should do to protect themselves are the local and national authorities and public health units.
Coronavirus Covid-19 attack. Covid corona virus cells causing pneumonia attacking lungs. 3D illustration

Concept of COVID-19 – Coronavirus disease – 2019-nCoV, WUHAN corona virus. Doctor with syringe is preparing for injection.
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References : https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public accessed on 01.11.2020

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