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Should I worry about Corona-virus (COVID-19)?

How do we channel our concerns into actions? Focus on the most important safety tips.

What do you know about COVID-19?🤔

how does COVID -19 affects the world today?

It is the word that we hear mostly today. I know, you have already been searched on it. You may spend hours and hours by searching the most up-to-date information. Being sick or ill due to other diseases like fever, common cold and cough is so normal. The case we are handling today is far more different than them.

It spreads like a hazard throughout the world. Have you ever thought about the jarring experiences faced by your own people due to this epidemic? Corona-viruses are a large family of viruses and COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused the most recently discovered Corona-virus. It is really unknown before the outbreaks in Wuhan, China. It was December 2019 that we heard on COVID-19 for the first time. It just appears with its poisons and erupts like a volcano.

“Every dark cloud has a silver ray”.

Are u going to worry about it? Is it better to stay negatively in this moment? Really, not. Be strong because, the world expects more from you. You have the power to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community from this. Yes, what can you do for it?

COVID-19 spreads person to person through small liquid droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. It is transmitted mostly through contact with the respiratory droplets. Wait for a moment. Are you sure that you are following the correct safety tips? Let’s move and find what you should do?

How do we channel our concerns into actions to protect ourselves?🤔🤔

Are you washing your hands frequently?

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I want to keep my hands clean

It’s a good safety tip to follow. Wash your hands with running water when the hands are visibly dirty. It’s better to use alcohol- based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. It will kill the viruses that may be on your hands. Washing your hands before and after handling raw and cooked food is another easy tip to follow.

How do you maintain the social distance?

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When we are engaging in our daily routines, we have to connect with the community. Actually, it’s not easy to stay out from them. But, the case is different here. You will be able to maintain a perfect social distance and it will really minimize the risk of getting COVID-19. Maintain at least 1-meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. It is because the small droplets from their nose or mouth may contain virus.

Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with dirty hands.

As I mentioned, a person with virus sneezes, the liquid droplets can land on various surfaces around you. You may touch those objects automatically. But, remember we normally use our hands to touch the nose, mouth or eyes. Can you understand the way how it transfers? Yes, you should be careful.

What is this respiratory hygiene? Is it within you?

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We are so close with the social media today. We have already seen the images, photographs of thousands of people wearing masks. Cover your mouth and nose with a clean tissue or bent elbow when you cough or sneeze and remember to dispose the tissue immediately. Make sure you follow good respiratory hygiene.

Don’t be scared to seek medical care early if you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing.

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When you feel like “I am not well today”,😟 it is better to stay home and seek immediate medical attention. Call your family doctor and ask him, what you should do? Don’t be ashamed to tell your sickness because through informing about the diseases early may help to protect yourself. stay awake!!!!

National authorities have the most up-to-date details on the situation of your area, and you should focus on them. Help stop fear because some people tend to accept many rumors related to the particular situation.

We will have challenges with improving international co-ordination and mobilizing sufficient and sustainable resources for preparedness and research to make better vaccines and antivirals and diagnostics.

— Dr. Sylvie Briand, Director of WHO’s department of Infectious Hazard Management.

It is the nature of the people to feel sad, stressed, confused and scared during a crisis. But, you should be able to limit worry and agitation. Stay strengthened.

Written by

Undergraduate at University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

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