By Tranya | 23 March 2020 | 0 Comments | view:2129
How to Protect Yourself from the New Coronavirus (COVID-19)
It’s been a difficult time for the world for the past few months due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as known as COVID-19. Life’s disrupted and most of the people are in a panic. There are some simple precautions you can take to protect yourself and reduce your chances of contracting COVID-19.
Staying at Home and Reduce Unnecessarily Travels
• Avoid all unessential travels to places where the disease is endemic.
• Don’t gather in public areas, especially at places with poor airflow.
• Put on a face mask if you have to out to public places and keep a distance of at least 1 meter with others. It will help protect yourself and others since there’s an incubation period, can range from 14 days, of infection of COVID-19 and there are no signs.
Make These Recommendations As Part of Your Routine
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, faucets, and sinks.
• When you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and then throw used tissues in the trash.
• Open windows frequently in the living room, and often ventilate.
Know the Signs
• Symptoms of the new coronavirus include fever, dry cough, fatigue, coughed up phlegm, joint or muscle pain, sore throat, headache, chills, nausea or vomiting.
• Prepare a thermometer and measure your temperature if you feel feverish.
• If you are sick, get medical care. And if not required to be hospitalized, stay at home and avoid traveling to public places.
Be Aware but Don’t Panic
• Know the facts. The WHO labeled COVID-19 as a pandemic, but don’t need to freak out. A pandemic just describes how widespread it is, it doesn’t describe the deadliness of illness. It spreads from person to person via respiratory droplets, like when someone coughs or sneezes. If you take careful precautions, it reduces the chance of infection.
• Actively remind yourself no reasons to worry. Be positive and don’t look at the bad. Stay away from social media and up-to-minute news. Pay more attention to the positive content of the epidemic. And don’t pay much attention to the relevant information before going to bed.
• Connect to your family or friends. Talk to your family or friends, discuss the things you want to do together in the future. It has been proved that talking to people helps reduce depression and feelings of anxiousness.
• Listen to some music and relax. Music has a unique link to our emotions, and research has found that it can be used as an extremely effective stress management tool. Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music. If you don’t have a pair of headphones yet, check out our Tranya Rimor true wireless earbuds, it’s designed perfectly for classical music with a 10mm titanium-driver that delivers smallest details of the original sound without distortion.
• Schedule your routine and do something you like. Make a list of to-do items and arrange some personal activities. Do things you like: painting, reading a book, baking, and more.
• Do some exercise and get good nutrition. Staying at home might be boring, do some exercises to keep energized and get good nutrition to keep healthy.
• If you have severe anxiety, seek help from a specialist. If you have a history of anxiety, you might need additional help. Talking to a professional who can further help you deal with your fears head-on.
Best wishes to those have been affected. We hope the pandemic will end soon and wishing everyone good health. We are with you.
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