Coronavirus has hit thousands of people in various countries and claimed hundreds of lives. In order not to suffer from an inflammatory disease that is again endemic, there are several methods that can be tried to avoid transmission of the Coronavirus. The trigger of this outbreak is a new type of coronavirus that is said to be covid 19. This disease is listed in the same virus as the virus that triggers severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Inflammation of the Coronavirus, which is called COVID-19, was first established in the city of Wuhan, China and has now been found in various countries and has spread all over the world.
Steps to Avoid CoronaVirus Transmission
This virus is thought to have originated from animals, such as bats and camels, and can spread from animals to humans, and from humans to humans. Human-to-human transmission may occur through sputum sparks when coughing or sneezing.
When infected with the Coronavirus, a person wants to face flu-like indications, such as fever, cough and cold. However, a few days later, people with inflammation of the coronavirus may face shortness of breath due to inflammation of the lungs (pneumonia).
Until now, there has been no cure that can treat Coronavirus inflammation. Therefore, the World Health Organization appealed to residents not to underestimate this disease and to continue to carry out preventative actions. One of them is by practicing social distancing.
Some steps that can be tried to avoid Corona virus inflammation, include:
1. Wash your hands properly to keep them away from Corona Virus
Washing hands properly is a very simple but efficient method to prevent the spread of the 2019- Coronavirus. Wash your hands with running water and soap, for at least 20 seconds. Make sure all parts of the hands are washed clean, including the backs of the hands, wrists, between the fingers, and nails. After that, dry your hands using a tissue, clean towel, or hand dryer. If you are a commuter worker who is on universal transportation, it will be difficult to make water and soap. You can sterilize your hands with a hand sanitizer. Use hand sanitizer products with an alcohol content of at least 60% to make it more efficient to eradicate bacteria.
Wash your hands in an orderly manner, especially before and after eating, after using the toilet, after handling animals, taking out trash, and after coughing or sneezing. Washing hands also means trying before breastfeeding a toddler or expressing breastmilk.
2. Wear a mask
Many wear cloth masks to avoid the inflammation of the Coronavirus, while these masks are not necessarily efficient. Universally, there are 2 types of masks that you can use to avoid transmission of the Coronavirus, namely surgical masks and N95 masks.
Surgical masks or surgical masks are disposable masks that are universally used. This mask is easy to find, affordable, and safe to use, so many people wear this mask when they are on a daily basis.
The correct method of using a surgical mask is that the patterned side of the mask is facing outwards, while the white side is facing the face and covers the chin, nose and mouth. The white patterned side is made of a material that can absorb dirt and filter bacteria from the air.
Although not entirely efficient in avoiding exposure to bacteria, wearing this mask can always reduce the risk of spreading inflammatory diseases, including the inflammation of the Coronavirus. The use of masks is more recommended for people who are sick to avoid spreading viruses and bacteria, compared to healthy people.
On the other hand, the N95 mask is a type of mask that is used as a personal protective equipment or PPE for medical personnel who look after people with COVID-19.
When removing the mask from the face, either a surgical mask or an N95 mask, stay away from holding the front of the mask, because that part is full of adhering bacteria. After removing the mask, wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer, so that your hands are clean from adhering bacteria.
3. Protect immune energy from Coronavirus
Strong immune energy can prevent various diseases. To protect and increase immune energy, you are encouraged to consume healthy meals, such as vegetables and fruits, as well as protein meals, such as eggs, fish, and lean meats.
If you are bored with self-cooked meals, you can buy ready-to-eat meals or meals at restaurants via a delivery service, but make sure the food is clean and healthy. If necessary, you can also increase your consumption of supplements according to doctor’s recommendations.
Not only that, regular exercise, adequate sleep, not smoking, and not consuming alcoholic drinks can also increase endurance energy so that you are free from Corona virus transmission.
Some of the data say that being at the bottom of the sun can prevent the inflammation of the Corona virus. Unfortunately, this matter still needs further investigation.
4. Practicing physical distancing and independent isolation
Body restriction or physical distancing is a significant step to break the chain of spreading the Corona virus. This matter can be tried with the method of not traveling out of the house, except for pressing or emergency needs, such as shopping for food or medical treatment when sick.
Physical restrictions were also tried with methods of protecting a minimum distance of 1 m from other people and always wearing a mask, especially when doing activities in universal places or crowds.
As long as you take physical distancing, you also need to stay away from contact with people who are sick, are predicted to be infected with the Corona virus, or have tested positive for COVID-19.
If you have one of the indications of COVID-19 that is mild, have a history of expeditions or live in an area affected by the Corona virus in the last 14 days, or have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you are taught to carry out independent isolation.
Not only that, independent isolation is also taught to be tried by people who are at high risk of being infected with the Corona virus, such as the elderly or people who have comorbidities, such as hypertension, diabetes, or weak immune energy.
5. Sterilize the house and carry out routine disinfection
Not only personal hygiene, protecting the cleanliness of the house is also very meaningful to be tried during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because the Corona virus has been tested to survive for hours and even more so for days on the surface of something.
Therefore, the house must be regularly cleaned and attempted to be evenly disinfected, including furniture and household equipment that are often touched, such as door handles, TV remotes, water faucets, and table surfaces.
When sterilizing or carrying out disinfection, you need to wear gloves and a mask, and wash your hands with clean water and soap after sterilizing the house. This matter is being tried to avoid the transmission of the Corona virus which could be intertwined.
If you are categorized as a person with suspected or probable COVID-19, which is indicated by the indication of flu, such as coughs, fever, and colds, which are accompanied by weakness and shortness of breath, especially if in the last 2 weeks you have traveled to an area or country affected by the inflammation of the Corona virus , immediately see a doctor so that the cause can be determined and given proper treatment.
If you want more data to overwrite indications, action steps, and Corona virus prevention actions, you can use the live chat feature with doctors in the health application. Not only that, you can also make a consultation appointment with a doctor at the hospital.