Tips to Stay Safe from Novel Coronavirus
The world is fighting a unique battle today. The battle to stay alive, the battle to stay relevant amid a global pandemic of novel coronavirus that has already taken over 150,000 lives. As we know, it all started in the Chinese city of Wuhan and soon spread across the world like a wildfire. According to the latest figures by the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 784 thousand people have been affected by the novel coronavirus by March 30, 2020, and the figure is yet to hit the roof. Amid all the prevailing negativity, there is a positive development that over 165 thousand affected people have fully recovered from the virus, which is a lot bigger number than the number of deaths, which stands at 37,639. In the United States alone, over 163 thousand people are affected, of which 5,604 have recovered whereas 3,146 others fell prey to the pandemic.
According to medical experts, the safest bet against the novel coronavirus is to stay at home and stop socializing with the people. Let’s take a look at five tips to stay safe from coronavirus.
Don’t Forget to Wear Face Masks
The whole world is confined to their houses amid the spread of novel coronavirus. However, people still have to go outside to carry out some crucial tasks, even when death is lurking everywhere. According to experts, whenever a person has to leave the house, he or she should wear an N95 face mask or a surgical mask. It not only helps to keep your breath inside but also keeps your nose from inhaling the virus. However, in some parts of the world, it has been witnessed that people have started sewing masks which unfortunately are not good enough to keep you safe from the virus.
Sanitising has become part of daily life. Wherever you go, its important to ensure your protecting yourself and keeping good hygine. Always make sure to purchase the best quality sanitiser at home and use it before you leave the house and don’t forget to sanitise before you enter and leave such a crowded place.
Social Distancing Holds the Key
Self-isolation, self-quarantine, and social distancing are the latest things that the world has come across in recent days. It perhaps is the order of the day. If you want to keep yourself safe from coronavirus, you should avoid meeting people. Even if you have to meet people, make sure to keep a distance of about 1.5 to 2 metres from them. The same is the case when you go out for shopping. Whether there is an official asking you to maintain distance or not, it is your duty to make it happen. Always make sure to keep a safe distance from other people at shopping centres.
The same rule applies if you have to visit the petrol station or a pharmacy. Always make sure to keep a safe distance and try avoiding your fingers or hands for carrying out different operations. Its good to be weary of high touch points areas such as press buttons of the elevator or lift or door handles to open and close the door. Another thing to keep in mind is that you should always sanitise yourself and your vehicle after a trip to the outside world so you limit the spread of germs throughout your household that are coming in from your day to day activities.
Rely More on Automation
Thankfully, today’s world has an abundance of options when it comes to leading our life. Whether you enter a building or an office, you always come across the automated solutions. Instead of using your hands to open a door, now you can simply press a button to get the job done. However, you should still avoid using your fingers to press that button. Where you can, invest in automated machine that help reduce the need for touch. As mentioned above, today’s world is full of options. You can even have an automatic soap dispenser installed in your washroom , or an automatic wall or stand hand sanitiser dispencer to stop transmitting germs to the pump or the other people in your house.
Take Extra Care with Your Phone
In simple words, no one can exist without a smartphone in today’s world. Wherever you go, your smartphone accompanies you. It has turned your phone into a big source of germ transmission, which is why you should take extra precautions about how you use your gadget. Ensuring you sanitise your phone is a must during these uncertain times. Our 30 day commercial surface spray is ideal for putting a fine sanitising mist over your phones to protect you, or our NEW 2in1 ethenol hand & surface aerosols spray which protects for 12 hours which can be used on surfaces daily to protect you from picking up bacteria* on your hands and your phone.
The best way to deal with the situation is to stop taking your phone to the shared places like bathrooms. It is better to keep your phone inside your coat’s pocket rather than taking it along with you into the bathroom. When you are in a public place, try to keep the phone inside or even if you are sitting on a table waiting for your order, you should put a napkin over your phone.
THE CONCLUDING REMARKS
The world is an uncertain place for many of us. Therefore, it has become an individual’s responsibility to take precautions and keep themselves safe from the novel coronavirus. If you comply with the set of guidelines and instructions by your government, you will play a positive and constructive role in keeping a lid on the biggest challenge of mankind. Play your role today, tomorrow and in the future to ensure you reduce the risk of contamination.