Globally, COVID-19 represents the largest public health crisis in this generation and among the biggest to hit certain countries in history. For the spread of the disease to be prevented, a comprehensive action plan is needed. Close contact between individuals can spread the disease. Even though there are still many things to learn about the disease, it is known to be transmitted through inhalation of droplets or contact with droplets from an infected person. This might occur when you talk, sneeze, or cough.
Infections are difficult to spread when people are physically separated or socially isolated. When droplets with the virus are not widely spread, they are unlikely to cause a large spread. Despite this, there is still a risk considering the droplets can pass through the air. Regardless of the means of transmission, the most important thing is to follow orders from the national and local authorities. Staying at home as much as possible is the most reliable way to prevent becoming infected or to avoid spreading the virus.
Protect yourself and the people around you by following these guidelines:
• Avoid touching surfaces, your mouth, use, and eyes with unwashed hands.
• Cover your face or mouth when you sneeze, blow, or cough
• Wash your hands regularly especially if you were outside or in any public place.
• In case there is no hand sanitizer or alcohol you can also dilute disinfecting bleach with water. You can also mist it around to be able to disinfect your house.
• Distance yourself from others if you are sick and you must stay at home.
• You need to go to the emergency room as soon as you experience most of the symptoms of COVID-19.