8 tips to prevent Coronavirus infection

Health Desk
8 April 2020, Wed
Published: 01:34

8 tips to prevent Coronavirus infection

The worldwide is devastated by coronavirus pandemic infection. Day by day the situation is getting worse. You need to be more aware to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

You can take steps to protect yourself and prevent the spread of the virus by washing your hands often, not touching your face, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, avoiding close contact with sick people, and practicing good respiratory hygiene.

Here are steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones and prevent the spread of coronavirus:

Clean your hands often
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, says HealthLink BC. If soap and water aren’t readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cleaning your hands often helps to lower your risk of infection and reduce the spread of infection to others.

Avoid touching your face
Take special care not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, since these are the most likely ways for the virus to enter your body, advises the World Health Organization.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Potentially contaminated surfaces may include tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Keep a safe distance from sick people
Maintain a safe distance of at least two meters between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing since the virus is thought to spread between people who are within that distance.

Avoid sharing personal items with others
Don’t share food, drinks, glasses, utensils, towels and other household items with others.

Practice good respiratory hygiene
Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the used tissue and immediately wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, advises Mayo Clinic.

Greet without physical contact
Greet people with a friendly wave, smile, nod, or bow.

Stay in, if you feel sick
Avoid close contact with others if you feel unwell. If you have a cough or fever, seek medical attention.