The dreaded Coronavirus has alerted people from all over the world. That is why the Ministry of Health has issued 10 rules on how to prevent Coronavirus,
Let’s start with the rules that must be followed when you are in high-risk and populated areas such as school, workplace, metro, etc.
1. Wash your hands as frequently as possible!
It seems trivial, but it is one of the most effective methods of prevention. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
2. Avoid contact with other people with respiratory conditions.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Health: “Keep the distance of at least 1 meter between you and other people, especially when they cough, sneeze or have a fever because saliva drops can transmit the virus from a close distance.”
3. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose with your hands as much as possible.
If you did not wash your hands thoroughly, avoid touching your eyelids, nose, mouth, and face area mainly. We know that the virus is transmitted through the air, but you can infect yourself, without realizing it, with your own hands, as they can pick up microbes very quickly.
4. A golden rule that should be followed all the time and not just in the case of this virus!
If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth with a paper towel because you may possibly touch contaminated objects with your hands. However, do not forget to wash your hands frequently.
5. Avoid taking antiviral medicine or antibiotics by ear without the doctor’s prescription!
As we all know, taking antibiotics or antiviral drugs can be harmful to the body if given without a doctor’s prescription. Antibiotics only work for bacteria. In the case of Coronavirus, the treatment is done only in the hospital, under the careful supervision of the doctor, in an isolated ward.
6. Keep all surfaces clean and disinfected.
The surfaces are disinfected with chemical disinfectants based on chlorine, bleaches, solvents, paracetic acid, chloroform, and ethanol of 75% concentration.
7. Use protective masks as often as possible.
If you need to assist other people, or if you suspect that you have come into contact with a virus, the masks help limit its spread however all the other rules must be followed too.
8. Products made in China are safe.
There is no evidence that the virus is transmitted this way because it does not survive that long on surfaces.
9. If you recently returned from China, from the quarantine areas of Europe, have a fever and cough, call the emergency telephone number in your country.
If you are tired, you cough, have difficulty breathing, muscle aches and have a fever, call your doctor as soon as possible to get the information you need and get emergency advice.
10. There is no evidence that pets can transmit the virus.
There is no evidence that pets (dogs, cats) can transmit the Coronavirus, but hand washing after interacting with animals is obligatory.
Author: Chira Noris Calin