According to the Worldometer, as of March, 30th, there are more than 723,319 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and the pandemic has caused 33,993 deaths. Now it is still accelerating throughout the world and it is spreading in 200 countries, areas, and territories. However, no vaccine is available to prevent the CONVID-19. So we must keep us away from the virus. Here are some tips about how to protect yourself from COVID-19.
Before talking about how to preventing you from COVID-19, I think it necessary to know how the virus spread, as it can make you know further how to use these tips to avoid being infected. As the introduction to COVID-19 of the WHO shows, the virus will spread mainly from person-to-person. Someone who is in close with an infected person within about 6 feet will be easily injected as when the infected person coughs or sneezes, the virus will spread through respiratory droplets. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Based on how the COVID-19 virus spreads, we can try to protect ourselves from the virus.
- Wash your hands frequently.
In our daily life, we will often touch many surfaces with our hands, which can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth and then the virus can enter your body and can make you sick. So please try to avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth after your hands are contaminated. And try to wash your hands at once with an alcohol-based hand rub which can kill the viruses that may be on your hands. However, if alcohol-based hand rubs are not available, you should try to wash your hands with soap and let your hands rinsed completely with water. But the best way is to make alcohol-based hand rub available and accessible for you at any time and anywhere so you can be free from worrying about being easily infected. With the epidemic accelerating, there has been a shortage of alcohol-based hand rub till now. Try to seek help from online shops to get this healthy protective gear.
- Practise respiratory hygiene
Wear a disposable medical mask when you stay in public and when you cough or sneeze, try to cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue if you do not wear a mask and then dispose of the used tissue immediately. And trying to make sure everyone follows a good respiratory hygiene will be the best way for us to keep ourselves away from the virus.
- Try to stay at home
There is nowhere that is safer than your home during the epidemic, for the reason that it can make sure that you avoid being exposed to the environment that may be full of viruses or avoid contact with the crowd. And to keep your home away from viruses, you also need to clean your home with the disinfectant regularly and thoroughly. Besides, make sure the food reserve is enough for you to supply you to get through the lockdown during the epidemic. So you can try to shop all that you need during the epidemic when you have to go out. And when you go out, please remember the tips in the followings:
- Wear a disposable medical maskand protective glasses when you are in public, which can help to avoid being exposed to the virus in the air.
- Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Try not to touch any public utilities as they are touched by many people and may pick up plenty of viruses. Or you can wear disposable gloveswhen you go out.
- Carry an alcohol-based wash-free hand sanitizer so that you can wash your hands once your hands are contaminated.
- Keep a healthy diet and keep fit
During the epidemic, we should try to keep a healthy diet and keep fit. Only when we stay healthy can we defend against the viruses, However, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing or any other symptoms related to COVID19, please do not feel panic. The best way for you to deal with it is to seek medical attention and call in advance which can quickly direct you to the right health facility, protecting you and help to avoid the spread of viruses and other infections.
Now the epidemic is still accelerating but please do not be panic. Try to protect yourself by following our tips. And please always make sure the healthy protective gadgets including medical disposable mask, protect glasses, disinfectant, and alcohol-based hand rubs, forehead thermometers are enough for you to protect you away from the virus during the epidemic. And what is most important is to stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19 and follow the advice given by the healthcare provider of your national and local public health authority or your employer.