Are you suffering from COVID-19? Or, do you fear you may have Coronavirus disease? If so, read on to learn more about this disease. Obey the measures below on how to care for yourself. Besides, the tips may help you to defend your home and neighbourhood from the virus.
Stay home and away from COVID-19 Victims.
There are many reasons why you should remain in your homes. For example, staying at home keeps you away from other people who could be positive. Furthermore, you may not know the status of the person next to you. Moreover, most people with COVID-19 have moderate illness and may not show any symptoms.
Do not leave home; except when seeking medical attention. Also, you should not take a tour of public or crowded places.
Stay at home and have a rest. Remember to drink enough water and fluids. Besides, this helps to hydrate your body.
Use face masks to cover your nose and mouth.
Are you sick? Cover your mouth and nose using cloth covering.
Do you have to be around other people or animals, like pets (even at home)? If so, you can wear a Fabric Face Mask over your nose and ears. If you are alone, you don’t have to carry the cotton face mask.
Can’t cover your nose with a face mask (for example, due to respiratory difficulties)? Adequately cover your coughs and sneezes.
Observe hand hygiene
Clean your hands often, and avoid spreading COVID-19.
Clean your hands from time to time. Do that for at least 20 seconds and use soap water. This measure is necessary after rubbing, coughing, sneezing the nose, or heading to the bathroom. Plus, clean your skin with water and soap before consuming or cooking food.
If soap and water are not convenient, use the hand sanitiser. Here, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser containing at least 60 percent alcohol.
Soap and water are the best choices, especially where hands are dirty. To learn more about COVID-19 and the recommended handwashing tips, click here.
Avoid sharing personal household items.
Do not exchange dishes with other individuals in your house. Also, don’t share drinking bottles, cups, feeding utensils, towels, or bedding.
Are you done with using these household items? If so, thoroughly wash them with soap and water. Otherwise, please place them in the dishwasher.
Cover your coughs and sneezes
When you sneeze or even cough, close your mouth and nose with a tissue. Throw away discarded tissues. After that, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds of soap and water.
Are soap and water not available? If so, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. This disinfectant should have 60% alcohol. Do this to disinfect your hands or any surface.
Clean high-touch surfaces to avoid COVID-19
Scrub and disinfect high-touch surfaces in your “sick room” and toilet.
When a caregiver cleans a bedroom or bathroom for a sick individual, he must disinfect the place appropriately. In this case, sanitise areas which can include blood, urine, or body fluids. The caregiver and other adults must wear masks and wait for the ill individual to use the washroom as much as possible.