Nothing holds more value than your life!
Ever since the onset of the COVID – 19 in India last year, the recent new wave has been the worst ever.
Due to vaccines, people started believing they were invincible and started thinking that the pandemic was nothing to worry about.
They decided it was okay to go into crowded places without wearing masks, without maintaining social distance and without properly sanitizing themselves. This not only increased the risk of the virus spreading at a faster pace but also risked the efforts put in by people who were actually following the necessary precautions to keep COVID at bay.
But as they say, Prevention is better than cure.
It is never too late to begin following the basic rules to keep yourself and others safe.
Here are a Bunch of Things that Necessary Precautions Against Coronavirus.
Wear The Mask Properly
Masks are the key measure to suppress transmission and save lives. Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible. Check for filtration, breathability and fit when choosing a fabric mask. It should be held in place comfortably with little adjustment using elastic bands or ties. find the one that fits closely over your nose, cheeks and chin. Masks with vents or exhalation valves are not advised because they allow unfiltered breath to escape the mask. When purchasing a fabric mask from a store, check to make sure it meets national performance standards. Make sure you can breathe easily. Masks shouldn’t be worn by kids younger than 2 years old or anyone who has trouble breathing.
Maintain Social Distancing
Don’t get too close to other people. Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
Sanitize Your Hands As Frequently As Possible
Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub. Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Cover Your Nose And Mouth With Your Bent Elbow Or A Tissue When You Cough Or Sneeze
You can cough or sneeze into your mask if you are wearing one but don’t forget to put on a new, clean mask as soon as possible and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol..
Avoid Public Transport And Crowded Spaces
When using public transport, try to keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other passengers or transport operators. When using auto rickshaws or taxis, avoid pooled rides where multiple passengers are picked up. Consider social distancing options to travel safely when running errands or commuting to and from work. Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters puts you at higher risk for COVID-19. Avoid indoor spaces that are poorly ventilated as much as possible.
Clean Your House And Disinfect Regularly
Clean high touch surfaces like tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Stay At Home And Don’t Leave Until It Is Essential For You To Leave Your House
Anyone who is sick, even if they don’t know for sure they have COVID-19, should stay home unless they need medical care. This helps prevent the illness from spreading to other people.
Don’t Invite Guests Or Visit Other People
Many people have personal circumstances or situations that present challenges with practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Unless extremely necessary, don’t visit other people and don’t accept visitors especially without necessary precautions!
If You Have A Fever, Cough And Difficulty Breathing, Seek Medical Attention
Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. As much as possible, keep away from other people and pets in the home. If possible, stay in a bedroom and use a bathroom separate from other people in the home. Use separate utensils, bedding and towels and not share these with other household members.
You Should Get A COVID-19 Vaccine When It Is Available To You
Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19. Register for a vaccine through the “Arogya-Setu APP” and schedule a vaccination appointment as soon as you can.