Coronavirus: Preventing the Spread

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After another surge in new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) over the weekend, it is even more important to take preventative action.

Wash Your Hands Regularly to Help Prevent Spreading Coronavirus

Make sure to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. You can wash them with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Sounds simple right? Washing your hands kills viruses, including coronavirus, that may be on your hands, so does this regularly!

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth

Why? This is where any respiratory viruses, including coronavirus, enters the body. This is a common habit throughout the world, never mind eczema sufferers who find themselves itching.

Cancel Plans if You’re Feeling Unwell

This can help to stop spreading germs to someone else. People are still flying all over the world, even though they have a chesty cough. If you feel unwell, you should self quarantine, stay indoors and concentrate on getting better.

If you start having difficulty breathing or your symptoms worsen, then seek immediate help from a doctor who can identify if you have coronavirus.

Wear a Mask to Help Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

You should wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing. This will prevent spreading germs to other people. You also wear a mask around people that are already sick. Masks are most effective when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning. However, if you do use a mask, please dispose of it properly.

Conclusion

We can all do our little bit to help prevent spreading the virus. These simple steps are the key elements in preventing catching any virus or common cold. If you know someone is sick, then tell them to seek medical help and distance yourself from them until they are well again. Stay safe and do your bit!

For more information and the latest updates, please visit World Health Organization.

4 thoughts on “Coronavirus: Preventing the Spread”

  1. We’re taking a lot of similar precautions in my town. My workplace was deemed essential (and is thus still open to business). We’ve been working very hard to keep it as sanitized as possible. We sanitize every surface that gets touched, along with every door, every payment terminal, and so forth on an hourly basis. We’ve banned customer waiting areas, and encouraged pick-up/delivery service for vehicles being serviced, rather than having customers coming in.

    Hand washing is something we do every five minutes along with hand sanitizer. Outside of that, we’ve been staying home more or less. The city has otherwise shut down.

    Hope everyone is able to stay safe during the pandemic. Thank you for the post!

  2. The business I work for was deemed essential as well so I’m still going to work everyday. Our work is making us wear gloves at work (wearing masks is optional at this present moment but some are choosing to wear it). I’m washing my hands as often as I possibly can. Even though I normally wash my hands often anyway when I’m at work, I’m doing it even more so now during this pandemic. Stay safe everyone!

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