How Sri Lanka is reacting to Coronavirus?
Billions of eyes are focusing on most up-to-details on this COVID-19. How many times you searched on google the word “CORONA”? Can you imagine? Honestly, I can’t even calculate the number of times that I have searched on it.
“Sri Lanka on Wednesday (12th March 2020), announced its first coronavirus case, a 52-year-old tour guide who had come in contact with a group of Italian tourists”.
It was the day that the people in my country get involved more with this case. An outbreak of COVID-19 has spread over 100 countries and territories in the world including Sri Lanka. The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced COVID-19 as a pandemic. This pandemic has so far killed 631 people and infected over 10,000 in Italy.
What stops the fear?
First, stop making negative implications. We should stop spreading of rumors related to the prevailing situation. They will add an extra and unnecessary fear. It is the time that we should take this threat seriously. Remember, being vigilant and careful about the situation prevailing in the country is more important. Don’t be discouraged, we can win from this as a whole world.
What we need?
Being alert with the up-to-date details
The updates and impacts have been quickly informed by the other countries in the world through media. You should be attentive. All the governments all over the world have taken good steps to prevent this virus. Media is also doing a great duty informing the public about the current situations.
Follow the preventive measures.
It is better to get attempt to take care of yourself, your loved ones and your community as well. We have already been informed about the safety tips. I want you to remind them in a nutshell.
Unwashed hands may trouble you.
Are you still following the habit of cleaning your hands?🤔
Yes, you can clean the dirty hands with running water and soap for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after coughing or sneezing. If not, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol.
It’s a virus, stop close contact
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through person to person. Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and a person who is sick, is a good safety tip to follow.
Are you going to work as usual when you feel sick?
It will be a threat to other people because we should think about others in his moment. Stay home, when you are sick and seek immediate medical care. Then, you can follow your doctor’s advice.
Is it a must to wear a facemask?
Remember, if you are sick, you should wear a facemask when you are around other people. If wearing facemasks causes trouble breathing, then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes. Have your ever thought about this?🤔 These are some easy safety tips to follow. You can easily to follow them. Adapting according to the situation is your power and strength. Can you? Yes, your active participation is the most crucial part of the situation. Public co-operation should also be improved.