IMPORTANCE OF HYGIENE IN THE PHASE OF COVID 19

As we all are very well aware of the outstretch of COVID-19 in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic, is also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March.

The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact, most often via small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing and talking. Transmission may also occur through small droplets that are able to stay suspended in the air for longer periods of time. There is no known vaccine, the trials are still going on all around the world. Primary treatment is symptomatic and supportive therapy. Hence, it becomes very important for us to take care of our personal hygiene to prevent the spread of the CORONA virus.

Recommended preventive measures include:

1. Clean your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

2.Wearing a face mask in public settings .

3. Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

4.Self -isolation for the people who suspect they are infected and are recommended to take vitamin supplements-including vitamin C and vitamin D – in helping the immune system fight off COVID-19.

5. If you still have a high fever, cough and heavy breathing seek medical attention.

It has become necessary for us to take these preventive measures  as with the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in India,the situation for health care workers is reaching a dangerous level. Support for our medical professionals , who are our frontline of defence against COVID-19 , is dwindling in many cases and severely lacking in some.

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