How To Stay Safe From COVID-19 & Avoid Spreading It
This article gives you a list of ways to stay safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19). To encourage more people to read it, we have decided to make the article very short. First of all, before you try to read information on how to prevent catching the Coronavirus, you should know the ways by which you can catch it. In other words, how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is transmitted.
Act Responsibly! That is the keyword and yes I yelled it. I say this to everyone around me on a daily basis since the first case was recorded in Nigeria. A lot of people were saying “my own was too much” and called me an alarmist. Now, they all know better. One of the major problems with how people deal with COVID-19 pandemic is that they only think about themselves. People only think about how they won’t catch it and not how they won’t spread it. You might have it and not know yet, so think about the general good and not just yourself.
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As a trained Food Scientist, I took microbiology courses in school and I have also done some readings on the Coronavirus family. Therefore, when I was “alarming” friends and family, my intention was not to create fear but to prepare them for what I envisaged.
By the terms “Act Responsibly”, I mean that you should follow all guidelines outlined by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The NCDC recently launched a #TakeResponsibility campaign to sensitise the populace.
Regularly Wash Your Hands
Regularly and thoroughly wash hands with soap under running water or use alcohol-based sanitiser if water in not available.
Cover Your News and Mouth
Cover your nose or mouth with bent elbow when you sneeze or cough. Dispose the tissue properly in a waste bin. Since the virus can remain in the air for about three (3) hours, it is only responsible to cover your nose when you sneeze and your mouth when you cough. This will mitigate spreading into the air only for others to catch later.
Maintain at least 2 metres distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. This should also be extended to how you deal with anyone in a social gathering. Keep that distance between yourself and people because you never know when someone would sneeze or cough.
If you have travelled recently to a country with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in the last 14 days and you have a fever, cough, or a breathing difficulty, stay at home and call NCDC toll-free line.
NCDC Toll-free Numbers:
Phone number: 080097000010
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