The coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China, late last year has spread to at least 154 countries and killed thousands.
Some countries and regions have been hit harder than others. In many areas, daily life has come to a halt, local economies have unraveled, and medical facilities are coping with a shortage of crucial supplies.
Many charities and organizations are helping those affected by the pandemic. Here is something little you can do to support.
A couple of weeks ago, as the possibility of the looming coronavirus pandemic began to settle in for most Americans, many people started preparing to ward off the virus by thinking about personal hygiene. Because advice about the efficacy of hand-washing and personal sanitization came early, Americans invaded big-box stores across the country to stock up on hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, cans of Lysol, and, for some reason, bales and bales of toilet paper. Feeling ready to clean up after yourself is pretty easy.
Being safe and healthy is priority at a time like this, so measures taken by the government to ensure the safety of her citizens must also be taken by individuals for an agreeable result.
A virus which spreads very quickly and affects a large number of people over a wide area or throughout the world -CAREFULNESS AND WATCHFULNESS is an act of survival. The places we go to and what we do there requires a closer look.
Keynote places to avoid during a pandemic ( Covid-19)
1. Crowded Places
Avoid CROWDING of any sort, thanks to the internet, some meetings can be scheduled and held online and that includes religious gatherings. COVID-19 can be passed from person to person through droplets from coughs and sneezes. COVID-19 has been detected in people all over the world, and is considered a pandemic. A stay at home order has been given in most countries and if you must go out, take preventive measures which involves frequent hand-washing, coughing into the bend of your elbow and staying home when you are sick.
Some have asked, if I stay at home, won’t I die of hunger? and that brings to the issue of going to the MARKET. In some countries online shopping and delivery is already a habit while it is still pygmy in other countries. In effect with the rate of the coronavirus, safety is first and that includes that of the delivery man, stocking the house in preparation is a recipe, being well clothed and masked while going out is another. Meanwhile, keeping yourself fed via the delivery services and grocery stores that most Americans rely on is a necessary task that can’t easily be completed while avoiding other people.
A SCHOOL is a place you meet a lot of people yeah right. It’s gonna be pretty hard and probably suffocating not to give your buddy a good handshake and that “we are in this together hug”. Buddy could be positive and we just love to care but we got to be healthy to care well and enough, best you could do is call the emergency number that takes care of infected patients cause buddy needs to get well too. Same applies to the scholars and the tutors. As for me, this is a time to bond with my family and to learn too. Perfect time to grab that online certificate for that course you have always loved and never had time to go for. Education can wait and happen once we have our life.
3. Sport Centers and Theatres
Getting a new funtime game to occupy your weekends wouldn’t be a bad idea as SPORT CENTERS AND THEATERS is a No No now. One major way to expose yourself is by paying these places a visit, you either meet friends or make new ones. Nothing wrong with making new friends: Wrong timing- Yes. I just converted my room and gadgets to a good cinema and believe me fun lives next to me.
Avoid the HOSPITAL. You’re shocked right?. Well thus is in two phases, call up the hospital once you’re having symptoms of the virus but please please and please don’t stroll there like other days just because you have feelings of a headache or other illness not related to the virus, the infected patients are in the hospital under intense care and visiting there I can’t guarantee you’re returning the same. Take preventive measures, book online appointments with doctors, get apps that can help, I recommend DroHealthapp, this gives patients an opportunity to book appointments, speak with a doctor and get feedback. It necessitates that during your stocking, medicines shouldn’t be excluded, load your first-aid boxes and be very sensitive.
Sitting at home doesn’t mean to drive faster or to walk faster, stay away from the crowd as much as you can and it’s no time to TRAVEL. As of Wednesday, the CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to mainland China and South Korea. Travel alerts for older people and people with chronic medical conditions to consider postponing nonessential travel have been issued for Italy, Iran and Japan.
The CDC and the WHO recommend several basic measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19:
- -Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
- -Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- -Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.
- -Stay home when you are sick.
- -Contact a health worker if you have symptoms; fever and a dry cough are most common.
- -DON’T touch your face.
- -DON’T travel if you have a fever and cough.
- -DON’T wear a face mask if you are well.
- -Guidance may change. Stay informed, and stay safe via WHO’s channel
5. Public Transit
Many people assume public transit, because of the sheer number of commuters who use it daily, is a fertile breeding ground for diseases. That’s just a general assumption and there’s no clear evidence showing that, when it comes to the coronavirus, a subway car is more dangerous than a crowded supermarket or an office. According to the CDC, people should try to stay about six feet from a sick person to minimize the risk of catching the virus. Generally speaking, close contact with people in crowded spaces (whether that be a subway, airplane, or office) makes a person more susceptible to transmission.
Since health experts are currently unsure of exactly how the coronavirus spreads between people, it’s difficult to quantify the precise risks that come with taking a bus or train. That said, if you’re ill or at-risk, you should stay home and avoid public transit and crowded spaces in general.
Since the nationwide run on Purell began, figuring out how to conduct everyday life has gotten only more complicated. Canceled events, school and office closures, and pleas from public-health officials to avoid contact with others have started to change the rhythms of daily life, and the omnipresent question of what to eat has taken on a new, moral complication. Faced with Covid-19 in all its form let’s remain positive and prayerful for only God can save us now.