Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still spreading and affecting people all over the world. We all are witnessing a substantial increase in the number of infections across the globe. As a result, the authorities have imposed drastic restrictions on everyday life, in a move to slow down any further spread of the virus. While most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, others are still battling it, especially for older people and people with some severe health issues. Below are some useful advice regarding the COVID-19.
It is recommended that persons older than 70 years of age should obtain a vaccine against pneumococcal infection. On 11 March 2020, the Director-General of WHO declared the spate of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) a pandemic.
Currently, as of 19 August 2020.
Confirmed Cases: 21,901,102
Below is the advice from the World Health Organization (WHO). Taking good care of your health is very important.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice For Everyone
Wash your hands regularly
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based formulation or wash them with soap and water, because doing this will kill viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who shows signs of symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, because when someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose mouth which may contain the virus. Furthermore, when you are too close to a person, you can breathe in the droplets. And you never can tell who has the COVID-19 virus. So we all want to stay on the alert.
Avoid touching or rubbing the eyes, nose, and mouth
It would be best if we avoid touching and rubbing our eyes, nose, and mouth, especially when we are outside of our homes because hands feel many surfaces and quickly pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth. Through that medium, the virus can enter your body and make you fall sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the 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, which is essential because droplets spread viruses quickly. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from the virus.
Seek medical care early, If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing,
Another advice to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus is to stay home, especially if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, and call in advance. Follow the local health authority directions because they have the most up-to-date information on the situation in your area. Calling out to them and informing them of any issues will go a long way to protect you and prevent the spread of viruses, including other infections.
Stay informed and follow the COVID-19 advice given by your healthcare provider.
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow the advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority, or your employer how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. This is important because they are in the best position to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms like headaches and a slight runny nose, until you recover. Avoiding contact with others and visiting medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
Should in case you develop fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Doing this will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility, which will also help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
There are special emergency phone numbers available to everyone depending on where you live. Store these numbers on your phone or write them down. Should In case any situation may arise, so you can quickly call these responsible persons and let them know in advance.
Educate Others On COVID-19
As you keep informed of the developing situations, communicate these to your friends, family, and colleagues. So they too can keep themselves and others safe. Urgent search for a cure to COVID-19 is still ongoing. We should all try our possible best to heed the Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Advice.
Generally, all contact with others should be reduced to the bare minimum, and the attendance of events with crowds of people should be avoided. Conclusively, the best advice or cure for the COVID-19 virus is to stay home, away from the outside world.
COVID-19 Virus Incubation Period
From exposure to the development of symptoms of COVID-19 is estimated to be between 2 and 14 days based on the following sources:
- According to The World Health Organization (WHO), an incubation period for COVID-19 takes between 2 and 10 days.
- According to The United States’ CDC, it estimates the incubation period for COVID-19 to be between 2 and 14 days.
Most of the incubation period estimates for COVID-19 ranges from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. These estimates will be updated as more data become available.
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