We still go out to get some essentials like food stuff and toiletries and this brings us to constant contact with the outside world.
And this begs the question, does staying home really make us safe?
The answer is Yes but do you know there are several habits that may put you and others at home at risk?
Overview of the CoronaVirus
The ongoing crisis happening around the world is due to the emergence of a new virus called the CoronaVirus aka COVID-19.
The coronavirus belongs to a family of virus that include the common cold but it is more deadly and easy to spread.
It was first recorded in Wuhan, China, year 2019 and it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation March, 11th 2020.
The symptoms include running nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, difficulty in breathing and feeling unwell.
These may appear in few days or as long as 14 days on exposure to an infected person.
It is most commonly spread from an infected person to others through;
1) The air by coughing and sneezing
2) Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
3) Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
To curb the spread of the virus, majority of the Government world-wide have enforced the stay-at-home order.
The fact that we still head out to carry out essential activities like shopping for groceries should not be over looked.
Top 3 things to avoid during your stay-at-home
There are 3 crucial things you must avoid during your stay at home and that includes:
1) Touching your face
Some of the ways by which the virus can enter the body are through the eyes, nose and mouth.
Since we can not guarantee the cleanliness of our hands at all times we must avoid touching our face.
If you find this irresistibly hard to do, click here to get some tips.
2) Sneezing and coughing into your hands
This can be avoided by using tissue and discarding immediately into a bin.
After which you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Or directing the sneeze or cough into the elbow like you’re doing the DAB dance.
If you notice you are having symptoms similar to coronavirus, use a face mask, separate yourself from family and inform your health provider.
3) Improper Hygiene
This involves neglecting proper hygiene such as brushing twice daily, daily bathing, cleaning the surroundings and wearing clean clothes.
Staying at home does not mean not paying attention to you body and your environment.
Remember, cleanliness promotes good health.
Other things you should avoid while staying at home include;
1) Taking medications without seeking medical advice from your health provider in an attempt to prevent contacting coronavirus.
2) Spreading unverified news about the coronavirus through WhatsApp or any form of social media.
This could spread panic and cause agitation to other people.
Verified informations can be sourced from the websites such as Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, World Health Organisation, LovoHealth.
Stay safe, stay in.