Due to the pandemic, everyone has started taking extra care of themselves and their loved ones. The whole world has seen the effects of COVID 19 and how badly it has killed lakhs of people.
There are many health organizations like WHO and Red cross who are spreading the awareness of COVID and the precautions that need to be taken during the pandemic.
It is recommended to consult with the doctor if you are facing issues such as coughing, fever and other breathing-related issues.
Generally, the COVID symptoms appear after 2 to 14 days of exposure. Generally, this virus spreads from person to person.
Hence you can easily get infected if you come in contact with the infected person. It can easily spread through the coughing and sneezing droplets when the person inhales the virus from it.
In some cases, people do not show any of the above-mentioned symptoms.
After the first phase, many countries are now experiencing a second wave of COVID 19 which has affected a lot of people all over the world.
There are various ways through which one can protect himself from the virus and the infection. Let’s discuss some of the easiest ways in detail.
Wash Your Hands Frequently
The very first way to protect yourself from the COVID 19 infection is to kill the bacteria on the surface itself. Hence make sure to wash your hands frequently with soap or hand wash.
If you need to travel frequently outside then make a habit of washing your hands once you come back home. You can also keep a bottle of sanitizer with you to sanitize your hands when you are out.
Make sure you pick the sanitizer which has a minimum of 60% of the alcohol. Make sure to wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds.
Cover Your Nose and Mouth
Another way to protect yourself from the COVID 19 virus is to cover your face with especially your nose and mouth. COVID 19 virus enters into the body through the nose and mouth majorly.
Hence it is important to block its way to enter your body. Make sure to wear a proper mask to cover your mouth and nose while going out in the public.
If someone at your place has already got infected with the virus them make sure he or she also wears the same even while being at home.
Do not ask children below 2 years to wear a mask as it can cause breathing issue with them.
Sanitize the Surfaces
At home or outside you tend to touch many things which could possess the virus. Those things could be switches, tables, desks, knobs, phones, toilets, and many other things.
Make sure to sanitize the surfaces every day to keep them free from bacteria.
You can keep the sanitizer spray along with you to spray on before touching any surfaces.
You can also wipe the floors by using disinfectant cleaners every day. Make sure to wash the fruits or vegetables before consuming them.
Maintain the Safe Distance
Social distancing or safe distancing is another key to control the spread of the COVID 19 virus. If possible, stay at home and avoid contact with people outside.
Maintain a safe distance especially from the people who are sick. Try to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from the person.
If someone at your place has already been infected by the virus make sure to isolate that person for at least 14 days and follow the rule of social distancing with him.
You can also consider ordering the medicines online. You can upload the online prescriptions to get the medicines.
Use the Issue While Sneezing.
If you are coughing or sneezing then make sure to use the elbow or tissue paper for the same. Do not use your hands as the bacteria can spread easily through them.
Make sure to throw the tissue after usage. Never touch your face, nose or mouth without washing your hands.
It takes a lot of effort and pain to recover from the COVID 19 infection. Hence it is important to take the right precautions to spread the infection of this harmful virus.
You can find more details about the precautions on the WHO website. You can also consult your doctor for more details regarding your health and the precautions.