Coronavirus Outbreak – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preventive Measures

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Coronavirus Outbreak – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preventive Measures

The spread of Coronavirus is no longer a news its has been a problem to all as it deprive people of their freedom of movement and more,


As the spread increases by the day, no one really knows how many people will be infected but it has caused the businesses crash.

This simple means that both health and business are affected.

The coronavirus is one that  causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.

You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding

touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

coronavirus Outbreak Preventive Measures

The following below should be adhered to to avoid the spread of the virus

Wash your hands frequently and Maintain social distancing

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your face.

Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your elbow (not your hand) and put used tissues straight in the bin.

Avoid close contact with people who are showing possible symptoms. Follow NHS guidance on self-isolation and travel.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated,

hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Ensure you and people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene.

This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area.

Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.

This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

flu and Covid-19 What are the Difference

The coronavirus outbreak hit amid flu season in the northern hemisphere and even doctors can struggle to distinguish between the two the overlap

in symptoms probably contributed to slow detection of community infections in some countries, including Italy.

Typical flu symptoms, which normally come on quickly, include a high fever, sore throat,

muscle aches, headaches, shivers, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue and, more occasionally, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Doctors are still working to understand the full scope of symptoms and severity for Covid-19, but early studies of patients taken to hospital found

nearly all of them developed a fever and dry cough, and many had fatigue and muscle aches.

 Pneumonia (lung infection) is common in coronavirus patients, even outside the most severe cases, and this can lead to breathing difficulties.

What should I do if I have symptoms?

In the UK, the medical advice is now that the household of anyone who develops a new persistent cough or high temperature should all stay at

home for 14 days, keeping away from other people. This applies to everyone, regardless of whether they have travelled abroad.

You should look on the dedicated coronavirus NHS 111 website for information.

If you get worse or your symptoms last longer than seven days, you should call NHS 111. People will no longer be tested for the virus unless they are in hospital.

Just do all you can to adhere to the information listed above for prevention they is better than cure.

Please, stay strong do not panic because everything that has beginning must surely have an end…Because God is still in Charge.

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