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Follow these simple steps to slow down the spread of Coronavirus

Follow these simple steps to slow down the spread of Coronavirus

We are all aware by now about the rapid spread of the newfound disease known as Coronavirus. Unlike flu or other cold-like illnesses, the severity of this one is quite high. It is especially dangerous for those who have underlying health conditions or are in a vulnerable age group of 65+. That being said, COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate against race, age or gender, meaning that everyone has an equal chance of contracting it. Doesn’t sound reassuring, right?

You would think that with such a rapid spread of the disease, people would take the required precautions to help tame it. Sadly, this is not the case. Individuals of all ages, and especially youth, don’t consider Coronavirus to be legitimate enough to take it seriously regardless of WHO and governmental requests to do so. This has to change if we want to come back to our normal everyday routines as early as possible. 

Follow these simple steps to help yourself, your loved ones and everyone else to slow down the increasing growth of COVID-19 cases:

Wash your hands properly. 

According to the World Health Organization, you must thoroughly wash your hands for 40-60 seconds (think the length of Happy Birthday song times 2). Alternatively, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% of alcohol. 

Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth with your hands. 

 This is especially crucial in times of the global pandemic that we are experiencing at the moment.

Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough. 

Use a single-use tissue or the inside of your elbow when you do so, so that no one else would be exposed to your germs.  

Disinfect at-home surfaces on a daily basis. 

You should clean and disinfect doorknobs, handles, light switches, faucets, keyboards and other areas you come in contact with every day. Use a detergent/soap/bleach/alcohol solutions in order to get rid of the germs that can sit on these surfaces for days.   

Stay at home. 

Unless you are not allowed to work remotely, need to do a weekly grocery shop or have to walk your dog/jog in the morning, don’t go outside. It is absolutely necessary for you to avoid public places where the distance of 1 meter is simply not respected.  Practice social distancing by self-isolating at the comfort of your own home. Videochat with your friends, read books, cook exquisite dishes, binge your favorite TV-shows – do whatever it takes to stay at home until governmental officials will allow going outside. By abiding by these seemingly self-explanatory rules, you are making a favor not only to yourself but also to others. Let’s stop the spread of COVID-19 and remember that we are #inthistogether.

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