As the coronavirus is spreading across the world, one of the top questions people are asking is how can we prevent it from spreading? It is a really stressful time, to be sure- but there are easier specific steps you can take to protect yourself and others from getting infected.
Here’s what you need to know to take the right step to plan, prepare and even prevent the spread of the disease.
Stay at Home
When you are not feeling well, stay at your home. Try to limit how much time you spend out in public or around others. It is not usual for us to be living this way, but is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of germs.
Have a conversation at your home and if possible take work from home. Walk or travel by car instead of public transportation whenever possible and avoid travelling for leisure.
If you have symptoms of the common cold or flu and are a healthy person with no medical issue, you need to stay home. If you live with others, let your housemates handle the cleaning, cooking, and laundry and isolate yourself in your area.
Whether you are under the weather or feeling fine, it is great to hit pause on all kinds of touching means kissing, handshakes, hugging, high fives, elbow rubs, and fist bumps. Keep this in mind that cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and then instantly wash your hands. It will help prevent the spread of germs or viral particles.
Sanitize al common use surfaces bathrooms, remotes, computers with disinfectant wipes or spray. Always clean your phone.
Take Your Stress Level Down
Stress badly hits our immune system so, try to stay calm. Avoid arguing with people on Social sites that add another layer of stress, and try to limit your time on social media so you can avoid misinformation and constant bad news.
Get enough resent, eat a balanced diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, hydrate and do proper physical activities.
Be Smart about Travel
Medical experts are advising to avoid nonessential travel. In case, you cannot escape your travel, try to avoid contact with sick people and clean their hands often by washing with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Check your health insurance to see if it covers international travel coverage. If you have planned a cruise or overseas travel, keep the possibility of being caught on a ship or over a border when the decision is being made, which could limit or disrupt your travel.
· Have a supply of food staples and household supplies such as bathroom items, detergent, and diapers.
· Make sure you have at least a 30-day supply of your prescription medications and have other health supplies on hand including pain relievers, cough, cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes and vitamins.
· Help family members and neighbours get prepared and share the safety messaging with those who may not have access to it.