With the Coronavirus disease spreading like wildfire, its high time to up our game with the topic of how to stay safe from Coronavirus? People are trying to find out the best ways to protect themselves and their loved ones. Even during normal times, hygiene and sanitation are always important. However, during times like these, it is time to pay extra attention to the health and hygiene rules. Doing what you normally do to stay clean has to be multiplied by several times. This includes washing your hands often, using hand sanitizers, tissues and extra supplies of medicines.
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This disease can be fatal although its initial symptoms may be flu-like. So please do not ignore any signs, even though it may seem as simple as a sore throat. WHO has listed down the symptoms of getting infected by this virus. The common ones are respiratory symptoms, runny nose, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. If you get any of these signs, go for a test and seek for medical help immediately.
In severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
In accordance to the World Health Organization’s basic preventive measures, here’s what you can do.
Wash your hands frequently
We tend to touch parts of our face with our hands, knowingly or unknowingly most of the time. Washing your hands with soap/handwash containing alcohol kills viruses that may be on your hands. Dettol anti-bacterial handwash gently cleanses hands of dirt, impurities and harmful germs. It is available in a pack of 3 for AED 30 at noon.com.
Wear a mask
Whether you’re healthy or not, it is important to wear a mask at all times. Masks are effective only when used with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Although reusable masks are available, it is advised to use use-and-throw masks right now. They are available on noon.com and come in a pack of 50 pieces for AED 139.95. Also, only wearing a mask is not enough. Please note that you need to dispose it off properly in covered bins.
Hand sanitizers are generally used to decrease infectious agents on the hands. They prevent transfer of germs from your hands to other parts of the body. Alcohol-based sanitizers provide a convenient and effective way to clean your hands if soap and water are not available. Dettol hand sanitizers are available on noon.com starting from AED 20.
Use Disposable Gloves
Try and use gloves whenever possible at home, and all the time while going out. We use our hands for different kinds of activities. Cleaning and other household chores, opening doors, lifting items, holding on railings and other support systems involves our hands coming in contact with all these. Hence, using disposable gloves aids in keeping our hands clean to a certain extent. A pack of 100-piece disposable gloves are available on noon.com for AED 10.50.
While coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow. Better still, cough or sneeze into a tissue paper and dispose it off in a covered bin immediately after use. Carry tissue papers with you all the time. Sterilized tissues are available on noon.com. They come in a pack of 10 boxes and cost AED 29.50.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. Your hands may contain viruses which can enter your body through your eyes, nose or mouth and infect you. Coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and people. Avoid shaking hands or hugging people. Also, maintain distance and be careful while interacting with people or even your pets.
It has been advised repeatedly to stay home and not travel or be present at crowded places right now. Certain flights have been banned from flying and airports and transport hubs are being sealed. But sometimes, there are situations when you cannot avoid travelling or going out. Staying home 24/7 is not possible at certain times. If you have to travel or leave the premises of your home, please keep in mind, these viruses can be present anywhere and everywhere. So, try not to touch screens, check-in kiosks, escalator handrails, food tables, and the likes with your bare hands.
It is probably only a matter of time until things get back to normal. So until then, please avoid going out too much and try and stay home in order to prevent getting infected by this fatal disease. To avoid boredom and panic, here are some of the ways to stay positive during Coronavirus pandemic.