Tips to prevent COVID-19

Watch out for these common symptoms:

In most cases it takes 5-6 days for a person to develop symptoms. However, in some cases symptoms have developed after 14 days from initial infection. A majority develop mild to moderate symptoms but elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions must be extra vigilant as they are at greater risk.

Few common symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Tiredness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of movement

In case you or your loved one develop any of these symptoms, monitor the progress with care. Isolate yourself and seek help from concerned authorities. Timely treatment can work wonders!

How does  it spread?

  • CoVID-19 is largely transmitted from person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets(>5-10 μm in diameter) created by sneezing or coughing
  • The virus enters the body through respiratory or oral route but studies report it can even gain entry through
  • Infectious droplets can remain in the air for considerable time and lead to virus transmission when healthy people come into indirect contact with surfaces in the immediate environment or with objects used on or by  the infected person (e.g., stethoscope or thermometer, cups, doors).

How to protect yourself?

  • Social distancing is the gold standard to prevent large scale transmission. Stay home. Stay safe.
  • Do wash your hands thoroughly for at least a minute every hour.  Maintain good hygiene. Use alcohol based sanitizer.
  • Do wear masks at all times when stepping out in public.
  • Do maintain at least 6 feet distance from other people while interacting.
  • Do maintain extra distance from elderly people or those at greater risk.
  • Do go out only when you need to buy absolute essentials.
  • Do sanitize thoroughly. Your phones, clothes, shoes need to be cleaned regularly.
  • Do monitor your temperature and health regularly and seek help if you develop symptoms.
  • Do be kind and help those in need.

What to avoid

  • Don’t form large gatherings in public or near markets and essential commodity stores.
  • Don’t venture out if you are over 60 or have prior comorbid conditions like Diabetes, Asthma, Cancer.
  • Don’t believe or spread fake news or hoax you find on social media. Always rely on credible sources for correct information.
  • Don’t hoard supplies. There’s enough for everyone.
  • Don’t cough or sneeze openly. Cough into your elbow. Thoroughly sanitize afterwards
  • Don’t be hostile towards healthcare professionals. They are here to help!
  • Don’t order online unless absolutely necessary
  • Don’t dispose of used masks or tissues in open dustbins.

You have a great role to play in our fight against COVID-19. Stay Safe and keep your loved ones healthy. We shall surely win!

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