To safeguard your health, experts are recommending stringent precautionary measures, which are actually quite easy to follow. Following guidelines like self-isolation closely will assuredly keep you protected from the epidemic.
The World Health Organization has declared the COVID -19 a global pandemic. Hence it's important to take basic protective measures against this deadly virus to avoid its spread. The precautionary actions listed here will not only protect you and your community, but also help us rise from this epidemic quickly and safely.
Social distancing is the foremost public health safety recommendation for reducing the spread of the virus. Since the virus is contagious, make sure you and your family adhere to this protocol strictly.
Simple strategies for effective social distancing:
Reducing the spread of the virus starts with basic hygiene. Here are a few things you can do to keep yourself sanitized.
While all these measures seem small, they are effective in protecting you, your loved ones and your community from the epidemic.
The more steps you take to keep your immunity healthy, the better it helps fight the infection. So, ensure you load up your meal platter with a range of immune-boosting foods – like fresh green vegetables, fruits, natural herbs, seeds, dry fruits, nuts and beverages like green tea. Eating a healthy and nutritious diet will help your immune system function properly. Moreover, it will provide you with the necessary vitamins and minerals to ward off various illnesses.
Stay away from junk food and sugary drinks. Also, stop alcohol consumption and smoking. You need to keep your lungs and gut strong to fight off the virus.
As the virus continues to spread, it seems sensible to stock up on a few essentials for your daily needs. Ensure you pick up food items and other essentials like toiletries, medicines, etc wisely. As far as possible, try to make use of the home delivery services to avoid human contact. Remember to wipe all your food items and other essentials that are being picked and delivered at your doorstep.
However, make sure you don’t buy more than you need. You need to remember that every individual and every family needs to have sufficient stock in their home. Even the supermarkets and general stores are working hard to replenish essentials items as quickly as possible whenever inventory runs out in stores.
The entire world is suffering from the epidemic. So, if you have an international travel history, ensure you quarantine yourself for 14 days. This is to ensure that you are not an unwitting carrier of the virus.
While self-quarantining, if you start to feel unwell and develop symptoms like fever or shortness of breath, coughing or respiratory illness, immediately get medical help.
Keep local helpline numbers handy for yourself and your loved ones. Here are some relevant Helplines you or your family can call, if in India:
Central Helpline Number: 011-23978046
Toll-free helpline number: 1075
Helpline email ID: [email protected]