Pneumonia of unknown cause was detected in sprawling Chinese city – Wuhan. It was reported first to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019. On January 30 2020, the outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
WHO – the World Health Organization has made an announcement of a name for the new Coronavirus disease – COVID-19 on February 11 2020. Now the COVID-19 is announced as a pandemic. As per the WHO data on 30 March 2020, there are 638,146 –confirmed cases, 30,039 – confirmed deaths, and 203 – countries, areas or territories with cases. Day after day the cases are increasing and spreading all around the world rapidly.
Till date, there’s no such vaccine available for the effective prevention against the pandemic COVID-19. Therefore, the only way to tackle this new virus is by taking basic protective measures recommended by WHO/.
Basic Protective Measures against the COVID-19
Keep updated on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak available on the WHO website and through your local and national public health authority. Most people infected experience mild illness and recover; but it can result in more severe consequences for others who come in contact with them. It’s highly recommended to take care of your health and protect others by following important things:
Do a frequent wash of your hands.
Clean your hands thoroughly and regularly by using an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water.
Maintain social distancing.
Maintain at least 3 feet or 1 metre distance between you and anyone who is having severe cough or sneeze.
Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose.
You touch many surfaces by your hands that can hold viruses. Once your hands are contaminated, they can transfer the virus to eyes, nose, or mouth. Through them, the virus can enter your body and make you sick.
Follow a strict respiratory hygiene.
You and people around you follow a strict respiratory hygiene. It means, you should cover your mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue while coughing or sneezing anywhere. After that, dispose the tissue immediately otherwise the droplets start spreading virus.
Seek medical care for fever, cough and breathing related problems.
If you feel unwell, you should stay at home. Again if you are suffering from fever, cough and breathing related problems, you should seek medical care as soon as possible. Follow the suggestions and directions of your local health authority strictly. This way, you will protect yourself and prevent spreading viruses and other infections.
Important Fact –
Persons who are in or have visited (past 14 days) areas where the COVID-19 is spreading rapidly should:
- Follow the above discussed tips.
- Stay at home, even if you feel unwell and have mild symptoms like headache and slight runny nose until you recover.
- Avoid getting in touch with others and visiting medical facilities that will allow you protect yourself and others from possible COVID-19.
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical help right away as it may be due to respiratory infection or other serious condition.
- Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with other travelers. Calling prior will allow your health care service provider to follow a strict hygiene and prevent the possible spread of COVID-19.
Bottom Line –
American Safety Training Institute (ASTI) – your responsible Online Safety Training Course provider urges people from all around the world to be responsible and maintain social distancing to prevent the possible spreading of COVID-19 outbreak. Stay home and safe!