Top do’s and don’ts of Coronavirus COVID-19 disease

Top Do's and don'ts of Coronavirus COVID-19 Disease

Top Do's and don'ts of Coronavirus COVID-19 Disease

Coronavirus is an infectious disease which spreads from human to human through social contact. Now, It is known to be airborne as well. With the number of people infected and hospitalized we cannot take the disease lightly. COVID-19 has spread to 192 countries, with over 3.5 lakh infected cases and 14,746 fatalities but the positive side is that we can hope for recovery because we have almost one lakh recovered cases. So we need to be quite conscious and cautious while preparing ourselves during a critical situation like a virus spread.

Do’s for everyone:

  1. Do wash your hands several times a day with an alcohol-based sanitizer or a soap-based hand wash. The alcohol content should be at least 60%.
  2. Use a mask if you are infected so it prevents getting contracted by another person.
  3. Do understand the symptoms of COVID-19. If you have a dry cough, running nose, high fever, shortness of breath, etc. be cautious and self isolate yourself.
  4. In order to not contract the diseases, stay indoors and keep your place hygienic.
  5. Try to stock a few necessary food and sanitation items.
  6. Understand that as per WHO notice, the disease cannot be passed on between dog to dog or cats to cats. They can contract the disease, but this does not affect them. The results of the dogs being tested so far are weak positive and they do not have any health conditions.
  7. Try to do a deep meditation and breathing exercises such as Pranayama.
  8. Try to hold your breath for 10 to 20 seconds every day and if you fall short of that try to see a doctor.
  9. Do understand that every state has a helpline who can come and collect your sample to check for Coronavirus strains so please remain home.
  10. Do consider staying indoors as much as possible and taking extra precautions if you are above 60 years of age, as there is a higher risk of contracting coronavirus at that age.
  11. Reconsider your travel plans, social gatherings, meetups, etc. this can be done after the virus is removed permanently or at least until further notice comes up.
  12. Do consider to be infected mildly because WHO has declared this is pandemic and will be contained only if everybody stays safe and isolates themselves from others. Local authorities say you need to be quarantined for 14 days until further notice.
  13. Practice social distancing. Avoiding crowded areas, large gatherings can help you and your loved ones to be safe.
  14. Your house should be well ventilated so try to keep your balcony doors and windows open most of the time.
  15. Have a healthy diet and try to improve your immune system with a maximum intake of Vitamin C, D, and B12.
  16. You can still have poultry if you are a nonvegetarian and if you are a family feeding your dogs a healthy nonvegetarian diet. WHO has declared that coronavirus is not spread to chickens and eggs. So have all that egg and chicken you want.
  17. Monitor your neighbors and check on old people who do not have any house help. It is ok to be helpful for each other now. If they are short on medications try and help them to get their medications on time. Fortunately, all the grocery shops, medical stores, and hospitals are still working.
  18. Do seek medical advice if you feel you have somehow been an asymptotic carrier of coronavirus. It might be mild, but it could get dangerous if not taken care of.
  19. Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or onto a tissue. If you have used the tissue be mindful of throwing it into the dustbin immediately.

Don'ts for everyone:

  1. Don’t touch your nose, face, ears if you have come in contact with someone outside your family.
  2. Don’t wear a mask unless you are sick. Wearing a mask when you do not have the coronavirus does not make any sense. Demand for masks has been so high especially in the hospital sectors so please be mindful when you go buy those masks.
  3. Do not touch your face, nose, eyes, ears, etc. if you have touched a package or parcel coming from outside your house.
  4. Don’t travel anywhere if you have a fever. Fever is one of the common symptoms of coronavirus it is recommended you stay at home.
  5. Do not panic at this crucial point. Officials say the risk of contracting the disease is higher only if you do not follow the self-isolation protocols.
  6. Do not skip the flu shot. The symptoms of normal flu can overlap with COVID-19 flu. If you do not treat the normal flu you are highly likely to contract the disease.
  7. Don’t abandon your pets. WHO has confirmed that coronavirus cannot spread through dogs and cats. If your dog has contracted the disease do be careful about the humans around you because either you or a neighborhood near you has the disease for sure.
  8. Don’t avoid the daily wages for your household, house helps and other small vendors. They should be advised to stay home but their payment should not be avoided because they might be relying only on this mode of salary. So please be compassionate.
  9. Don’t go out unless you have to see the doctor. Avoid public transports and try to take the self ride options for now.
  10. Do not hang out with your family members if you suspect you have the virus. Have a bathroom and balcony attached room just for you. Tell someone to assist you with food, or even better if you could have a small kitchen set up in your room. If it’s a mild coronavirus self-isolation is likely to help you get rid of it in a span of 2 weeks.
  11. Don’t go for antibiotics now. They are medicines to work against bacteria and novel coronavirus is oh well a virus.

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