Coronavirus – Some Prevention Methods to Keep You Safe

What is the coronavirus?

The coronaviruses are a family of viruses that range from the common cold to MERS coronavirus, which is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus).

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Where do coronavirus come from?

Coronaviruses are circulating in animals and some these coronaviruses have the capability of transmitting between animals and humans, we call that a spellover event.

How can people help protect themselves from coronavirus?

The coronaviruses typically cause respiratory symptoms. So we recommend a basic hand hygiene, such as washing your hands with soap and water and respiratory hygiene, such as when you sneeze, sneezing into your elbow.

Ways to protect you against a potential animal source, would be to avoid unnecessary, unprotected contact with live animals and to make sure you wash hands thoroughly after contact with an animal and also to make sure that your meat is cooked thoroughly before consuming.

Is there a treatment for coronavirus?

There are no specific treatments for coronaviruses but symptoms can be treated.

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Some Steps to Stay Away From Coronavirus:

  1. Hands:

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based solution. It is a must for every person to wash their hands frequently these days.

  1. Sneezing:

Kindly do wear a face mask or sneeze with your elbows bent to your face so you sneeze into your elbows. If you are using tissues, dispose them immediately.

  1. Face protection:

Please avoid touching your face every now and then. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth frequently. This will help avoid the virus entering your body.

  1. Distance:

In terms of social interaction take a few steps backward and keep a distance from every person you meet. At-least keep 1 meter distance from anyone you meet so that if either of you cough or sneeze the other person can stay protected.

  1. Stay Home:

Please try to stay home these days and if you feel sick you should quarantine yourself and refer a doctor immediately.

  1. Stay Hot:

Avoid cold-drinks and junk food as the virus spreads in cold. It dies in hot temperature. So, make a habit of drinking hot water, use black tea etc. Eat healthy diet and avoid junk food.

These are a few steps for precaution that every person should follow these days due to the rapid spread of coronavirus. There is still now cure for this disease as try to stay away from it as much as you can by following these safety precautions.

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