Helpful Tips To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

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Helpful Tips To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

Coronavirus has been in the news for a while. Even though the virus was recently discovered in a large seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China, it has been spreading rapidly around the world. According to medical experts, COVID-19 is arguably the greatest threat to humanity in recent times. 

Some of the symptoms of this deadly disease are; fever, cough, sneezing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulty. However, in a more severe case, the disease can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and possibly death. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 98,200 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and about 3,272 deaths have been reported worldwide. 

COVID-19 is a serious threat to humanity. The question now is, how are you going to protect yourself from this deadly disease? Keep reading; you will find the answer to your question below; 

How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus

As dangerous as the COVID-19 seems, you can protect yourself from it, if you can observe some of the tips mentioned in this article. Here are tips to protect yourself from Coronavirus; 

#1. Wash Your Hands Regularly

One of the easiest ways to protect yourself from coronavirus is to wash your hands regularly. As a rule, try to clean your hands with an alcohol-based rub or soap and water for about 20 seconds anytime you use the bathroom, blow your nose, eat, cough, or sneeze. And if you use a hand sanitizer, get a product that are made with at least 60% alcohol. 

#2. Avoid Touching Some Parts of Your Body Without Washing Your Hands

Generally, coronavirus can only enter your body through the mouth, eyes, and nose. So, avoid touching these areas without washing your hands. Otherwise, you are vulnerable to CoVID-19.

#3. Stay away From People Coughing and Sneezing

Coughing and sneezing are of the symptoms of Coronavirus. So, try and maintain at least three feet distance from anyone who is coughing and sneezing. The essence of this is to avoid breathing in liquid droplets. 

#4. Maintain Good Respiratory Hygiene Whenever You Cough or Sneeze

Anytime you sneeze or cough, try to maintain good respiratory hygiene. Always cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow and dispose of the used tissues immediately. 

#5. Wear Surgical Masks

Ordinarily, it is not advisable to frequent in public places because of the rapid spread of CODVID-19. However, if you must go out, and you feel ill, always wear your surgical mask. Whether you are on a flight, train, or public bus, wear a surgical mask. It helps to avoid the transmission of bacteria and viruses. 

These are the helpful tips to protect yourself from coronavirus. Always remember that not all travelers from China and other high-risk countries are infected with coronavirus. But try to exercise caution when meeting with people coming from these countries.

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