By Henric Sundlof • 02 March 2020 • 11:49
The coronavirus is now spreading quickly worldwide and more and more people are getting worried as the death count is rising. There are ways of protecting yourself from the virus and in this article, we will discuss the most important ones. These might be obvious to some of you, but you might be surprised by how many people, that just don’t understand the importance of proper hygiene and common sense to stay healthy.
The coronavirus is mostly spread through droplets of the virus being transmitted between humans through coughing and sneezing. Stay away from those humans!
2. Don’t travel by train or bus.
To get infected, you need to be close to someone that has already gotten infected for more than 15 minutes. If you commute, make sure not to sit too close to your fellow travellers.
3. Don’t get on an aeroplane.
When flying you are exposing yourself to viruses and bacterias in a closed space for a long time, making it more likely to get infected.
4. Use disinfectants when needed.
It has been shown that the coronavirus survives on dead surfaces such as door handles. Make sure to use disinfectants when you are outside touching things.
5. Wash your hands often.
When you’ve been outside, wash your hands thoroughly in warm water with soap. Don’t forget to clean your cuticles!
6. Don’t touch your mouth, nose or eyes, when outside.
This is just common sense. You should never touch your mouth, nose or eyes if you haven’t cleaned your hands first. If not, the virus can get into your body much more easily through these body parts.
7. Stay at home!
This is the safest way to remain untouched by the killer virus (provided you don’t have a sick family member at home of course).
8. Avoid hospitals and pharmacies if possible.
There are more likely to be infected people visiting places like hospitals and pharmacies, so stay away if possible. If you need to go, make sure to bring your disinfectant!
9. Don’t travel to risk areas.
Okay, this one is pretty obvious, but it’s probably the safest way to not catch the virus.
And please, if you have recently travelled to any of the risk zone countries, just do us all a favour and stay at home for at least 2 weeks before going out again.
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