Coronavirus news is all over the t.v and internet. This is surely causing a lot of stress and alarm in people. It is important to understand how the virus spreads and what we can do to limit the spread. Nothing is more important than health. The following steps should be taken to ensure our and the safety of those around us.
1. Washing hands properly to prevent getting infected with coronavirus
WHO recommends 8 steps to washing the hands correctly. It should take you at least 20 seconds or enough time to sing Happy Birthday twice. This is because the coronavirus can survive on surfaces for about 48 hours. If you have touched an object and then touched your face or loved ones, there’s a danger of getting infected. Using soap and water kills the virus and prevents the spread. Our therapists follow the WHO recommendations while washing hands AFTER EVERY PATIENT. We are also cleaning the bed AFTER EVERY PATIENT to ensure safety.
2. Avoid enclosed and crowded places to prevent coronavirus infection
You really don’t know who may be sick in a crowded place. Since coronavirus is spread through droplet infection, it is best to avoid crowded places. Although people may not have symptoms, they may still be infectious. Avoiding crowded places is the best preventative strategy against the virus.
Since our clinic has practitioners working at different times, our reception is not “crowded”. Our practitioners run on time. Thus, you’ll be taken in almost immediately when you arrive.
3. Wearing a mask. Not treating patients presenting with symptoms
If you are coughing or sneezing , it’s best to use a mask to prevent spread. Make sure you cover your mouth and nose fully while coughing or sneezing. This will prevent spread of infection to your family and friends. It’s best to isolate yourself if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. However, we will not treat anyone presenting with these symptoms for the safety of our patients.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose to prevent coronavirus infection
It’s best to avoid touching your face. If you do need to, make sure you thoroughly wash your hands. This is because the virus can be transmitted through bodily fluids.
5. Know the symptoms and see a doctor immediately
Do have flu like symptoms? Like a runny nose, sore throat and fever? Are you aching all over? It is very important that you seek medical help immediately. Although you may not have traveled, you may have come into contact with someone. Although that person was not showing symptoms, it’s very likely he or she was carrying the virus. Hence, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out coronavirus. This will ensure the safety of your family and friends.