Covidronavirus is a serious pandemic ravaging the world, but with these 6 essential Coronavirus safety kit & tips, you can stay head of the virus.
According to W.H.O Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.
In humans, several Coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold and severe diseases like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
The most recently discovered Coronavirus is the Coronavirus Disease otherwise known as COVID-19.
This has cause most countries around the world to have initiated a lockdown and advised their citizens to practice social distancing and avoid any crowded places as seen in Nigeria for instance.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also laid down several important guidelines to follow during this time to help you stay safe and healthy.
Staying home is the safest thing you can do in the present times.
However, to prevent yourself from getting contracted either at home or outside home, you will need to get some essential supplies.
It’s important to note here that your travels to grocery shops, pharmacy shops and social mingles should be reduced to a bare minimum.
Besides, we have quite trending stores with online presence to buy some of these items here in Nigeria
Ordering online could be a best bet now.
6 Essential Coronavirus Safety Kit & Preventive Tips To Help With The COVID-19 Pandemic
1. Wash Hand Regularly
Wash your hands frequently and properly for like 20 seconds with antiseptic soaps or alcohol-based hand rub at the earliest opportunity especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
2. Apply Hand Sanitizers
Covid 19 can also be spread when a carrier patient cough or sneeze
These cough or sneeze droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Therefore, maintaining good respiratory hygiene is key.
Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, eyes and nose, but if you must do, ensure you either wash your hands thoroughly or you sanitize your hands properly with hand sanitizers.
3. Clean & Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces
Maintaining high level of hygiene is very important
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces like like phones, doorknobs, light switches and countertops with disinfecting surface cleaners.
4. Maintain High Level Of Respiratory Hygiene
Following good respiratory hygiene is essential in staying safe from Coronavirus
Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Dispose of the used tissues immediately, and sanitize your hands.
5. Always Cover Nose & Mouth
Avoid close contact with people especially those that are unwell with respiratory symptoms like coughing and sneezing
The world health organisation has advised that we should regular wash hands, cover our mouth and nose when we cough or when someone around us cough or sneeze.
Covering mouth or nose might be a tough or difficult thing to do when someone next to you is sneezing or coughing, therefore the best way to stay safe is for you to protect yourself by wearing mouth and nose masks, put on your hand gloves and get an antiseptic or alcohol-based sanitizer.
6. Use Thermometers For Checking Temperature
Thermometers can be use to know the temperature of the human body and environment.
This can be of help in indicating those with fever as well as likely Covid 19 cases.
Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
So regular check of body temperature can help prevent and checkmate infected people who may not be aware of the disease.
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Protect yourself from getting sick by avoiding unprotected and unsolicited contact with sick people.
According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 is most frequently transmitted from one person to another, through droplets from coughing or sneezing.
The virus can also be transmitted by touching surfaces that have been infected (e.g., door handles, countertops) or more rarely, from singing or speaking loudly therefore, aside from some of the tips given above, they also advocate Physical distancing – i.e. people should keep a minimum distance of 2 metres from one another.
However, you must note that, the standalone use of these Staying Safe From Coronavirus preventive Kits for e.g the wearing of face masks alone will not protect against COVID-19, but must be combined with physical distancing, handwashing, respiratory hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.
So it is advisable to stock up Nose masks, sanitizers, wipes, hand wash, disinfectants, hand gloves and thermometers where necessary as preventive measure against COVID 19
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