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Protection against Coronavirus

No one is unaware of the outbreak in the name of coronavirus. Since December 2019, this disease has affected the entire world with over 25 million confirmed cases along with taking the lives of lacs of people from all over the world. The research is still on in various countries by various teams of scientists.  However, things are still not clear and the vaccine is yet to come for which the whole world is eagerly waiting. One thing is for sure that you need to protect yourself from this virus because, without the vaccine, you may not know what happens, you may survive, you may not. It is always better to take precautions rather than suffer something painful. We are going to tell you about some precautionary measures which can also be helpful coronavirus workplace training.

Signs and Symptoms

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You need to know as much as possible about this coronavirus in order to stay safe and protected, and in case you notice any symptoms, you can immediately rush to the hospital without being too late. The symptoms of this virus are quite similar to respiratory virus infections like influenza.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

A lot of people have been observed to have mild symptoms, some have been observed to have major symptoms, however, there are some people who have been observed to have no symptoms still they have this virus. So you see, how important is it to protect yourself from this virus? You might not even know but you could have this virus.

How does it spread?

This virus caused diseases such as the MERS also known as the Middle Eastern Respiratory System.

  • It happens due to the respiratory droplets produced such as a sneeze or cough. So when a sick person or an infectious person coughs there are high chances of transmission.
  • These droplets can land in the mouth or on the nose or can be in air which you might breathe or it can land on your hand and you touch your face with your hand without washing it. In any of these cases, these droplets can go into the lungs and even a single droplet is enough to spread the virus in your body
  • It occurs when you are in close physical contact with another person that is less than 6 feet.
  • It occurs when you are in close contact with someone for too long which is more than 10 to 15 minutes
  • It can also be spread by people who are not showing any symptoms as even the infectious person is not aware of the fact that he or she is infected.

Keep it clean and germ-free

In a situation like this where we don’t have any vaccine, precaution and protection is the best remedy for everyone or else everyone is well aware of the consequences. You and the people around you need to practice good hygiene.

  • Wash your hands – Wash your hands quite often with soap for at least 20 seconds. Wash your hands especially:
    • Before you prepare food
    • Before you eat food
    • Before touching your face (try to avoid touching your face and in any case, do not touch your nose)
    • Before using the washroom
    • After using the washroom
    • After leaving public places
    • Immediately after blowing your nose or coughing or sneezing
    • After removing and handling your mask and gloves
    • Before changing the baby’s diaper
    • After changing the baby’s diaper
    • Before checking up on a sick and ill person
    • After checking up on a sick and ill person
    • After bringing groceries from the store
  • If you are outside where soap and water are unavailable then make sure to use 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • And even after using hand sanitizer, try to avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, ears, and mouth.
  • Avoid any type of close contact with people, especially any sick person.
  • Try to stay at home, only come out if and when necessary.
  • Stay at home especially when you are sick even mildly.
  • Always carry tissues with yourself and cover your face with the tissue before you cough or sneeze. Immediately throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands to sanitize your hands thoroughly. If you don’t have a tissue with you or you don’t have enough time to take it out, then cover your face with the inner side of your elbow instead of hands. As your hands do go near your face a lot of time but the inner side of an elbow doesn’t.
  • Whenever you touch another object or bring something from outside home, clean those items and spray disinfectant on everything and every surface.
  • Also, don’t forget to use the disinfectant on the things that you touch on a daily basis, like the table, chair, windows, door, etc.

Mask

A lot has been said about which type of mask to wear in order to protect from the coronavirus. Even in the coronavirus workplace training marks are the most imperative part. However, according to the latest report and observation, it came out that it is better to use masks made up of clothes when you are in public. These masks are highly recommended in places where it is difficult to maintain social distance from other people, for instance, billing counters, grocery stores, medical stores, etc.

Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that with a cloth-based face mask you can avoid social distancing. Even after you wear a complete protection kit, it is recommended to maintain a social distance from each other.

Does the above-mentioned information mean that you should avoid surgical masks and N95 masks? Well, obviously not, if you already have any of those masks do use them, but avoid buying new ones as these are available in smaller quantities due to the lockdown in most countries, which is why surgical masks and N95 masks should be kept reserved for the healthcare workers for their safety.

Monitor your health 

This is an important task for you and your family members as it will be helpful to know if you have caught any symptoms or not. Daily check for symptoms such as fever, or coughing, or sneezing, or shortness of breath especially if you are a healthcare worker or if you have to go out daily for work. Take your temperature correctly. Avoid taking temperature within 30 minutes of working out or within 1 hour of taking medicines. These things can reduce your body temperature for some time and you will not get an accurate temperature.

 


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