The coronavirus (COVID-19), which frequently speaks of its name throughout the world and in our country throughout 2020, causing intense number of patients and death, continues to spread rapidly.
The coronavirus, which affected the whole world, appeared in Wuhan, China in December 2019. It is stated that the new virus, which is thought to be caused by a sea and meat products market named “Huanan” in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, belongs to the corona type virus family such as SARS and MERS, which caused the pandemic in previous years.
So, what should we do to prevent this spread? What measures should we take?
While it often includes details about how to clean your jewelry and silverware, when our agenda is personal cleaning and this affects our health; we wanted to include this issue as well.
We felt the need to include details about our lives on our blog, especially a global pandemic such as the coronavirus.
During this coronavirus pandemic, there are many measures we need to take, personally and therefore socially.
But first, let's share the symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic with you. *(All of the information we share was provided by the World Health Organization).
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, fatigue and dry cough. Some patients may have pain and pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin slowly.Some people become infected, but they do not experience any symptoms and feel bad. Most people (about 80%) recover without the need for special treatment. Approximately 1 in 6 people who get the COVID-19 virus get sick and have difficulty breathing. Older people and those with underlying medical problems such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. About 2% of people infected with the disease have died. People who have a fever, cough, and trouble breathing should seek medical attention.
How is the coronavirus transmitted?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is transmitted from person to person through small droplets thrown into the air by a sick person during coughing, sneezing or breathing.
It is possible for other people in the vicinity of the sick person to become infected by inhaling airborne droplets, as well as the droplets falling on the surrounding objects and surfaces and people catching coronavirus (COVID-19) by touching their eyes, noses or mouths with their dirty hands touching them. Therefore, it is very important to keep more than 1 meter (3 feet) of a sick person and to wash their hands frequently.
What Should We Do To Prevent The Coronavirus Pandemic?
Attention should be paid to hand cleaning. Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and alcohol-based hand antiseptics should be used in the absence of soap and water. No need to use soap with antiseptic or antibacterial, normal soap is enough. The mouth, nose and eyes should not be touched without washing hands.
Sick people should avoid contact (if possible, be at least 1 meter away).
Hands should be cleaned frequently, especially after direct contact with sick people or their environment.
If possible, it should not be visited to health centers due to the presence of patients, and contact with other patients should be minimized when it is necessary to go to the health institution.
The nose and mouth should be covered with a disposable tissue paper during coughing or sneezing, and in cases where there is no tissue paper, the inside of the elbow should be used. When forced out, attention should be paid to the use of masks and gloves, If possible, it should not be entered in crowded places. If it is necessary to enter, mouth and nose should be closed, medical mask should be used.
Eating raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Well-cooked foods should be preferred.
High-risk areas for general infections, such as farms, livestock markets and areas where animals can be slaughtered, should be avoided.
If any respiratory symptoms occur within 14 days after travel, the nearest healthcare facility should be worn by wearing a mask, and the doctor should be informed about the travel history.
In short, stay at home!
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
Keep social distance whatever!Take care of yourself first, then your loved ones, especially those aged 65 and over.
Please stay home during this process!
We wish everyone a healthy day. We hope that we will get through this process soon!