Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the newest strain that was discovered in late 2019 and never been previously identified within humans beings.
Coronaviruses will always be zoonotic, which means they are spreading between animals and people. Detailed searches found that SARS-CoV was conveyed from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several identified coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet affected humans.
Also, general signs of infection include respiratory manifestations, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more critical cases, the virus can cause pneumonitis, dangerous acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even end.
Now let’s find what the necessary protective measures against the new coronavirus are.
1. Wash your hands more often
Make sure you clean your hands more frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub, such as a sterilizer.
Or else you can also use soap and water to wash your hands.
Doing this is very crucial because, through hands, it may end up getting into your body and may hit you with coronavirus.
2. Avoid close contact
Make sure you maintain at least a distance of 1 meter ( 3 feet ) distance between yourself and anyone around you. (Especially with someone who is already coughing and sneezing).
3. Avoiding touching your mouth, eyes, and nose
Hands may expose to the pickup of the virus around you.
So that once the hands get contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your mouth, eyes, and nose.
From those organs, the virus has its ability to enter into your body and make it positive in coronavirus.
4. Always practice respiratory hygiene.
It’s always important to check people around you follow better respiratory hygiene, and this includes covering your nose and mouth with the bent elbow or using a tissue when sneeze or cough.
Then dispose of the used tissue as soonest possible.
5. Make sure to seek early medical care
Whenever you feel like you have fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing, please make sure you seek medical attention immediately.
6. Always stay informed and follow the medical advice that is given by your healthcare provider
Always stay informed on the latest news and information about COVID-19 and always follow the medical advice provided by your national healthcare provider or your employer on how to protect yourself and other people from coronavirus.
7. Practice food safety
Use separate chopping boards and cutters for raw meat and cooked foods. Always wash your hands between handling raw and cooked food. Make sure not to eat sick animals that have died of diseases.
Also, make sure to handle the food more healthily while preparing.
8. Make sure you stay healthy while traveling
Please avoid travel if you ever have a fever and cough.
If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing, make sure you seek medical care early and also share previous travel history with your health care provider.
Also, It’s better to stay at home if you are sick.
9. Avoid going to crowded places or meetups
Make sure that you will not attend any overcrowded areas such as shopping complexes, promotional events, and public gatherings because, because in those places, there may be people affected with coronavirus.
10. Wear a facemask more often
Make sure you wear a facemask more often because it will help you to protect yourself from getting infected from the virus.
(Important: Please don’t waste facemasks unnecessarily because it will result in a shortage of facemasks)