As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, it is of immense importance you follow all the essential safety tips and precautionary measures to protect yourself against the virus. Although these tips do not guarantee safety, they significantly boost your chances of avoiding contracting and spreading the virus. However, before we delve into the Covid 19 safety tips that each person should follow as per Israel, it is important to first understand how the coronavirus actually spreads.
How does the Coronavirus Spread?
According to Israel Figa, the coronavirus is thought to primarily spread from individual to individual. What that means is that it might spread between individuals who come within close contact to each (within around five feet), or via respiratory droplets when person who is affected sneezes or coughs. Such respiratory droplets can find their way in the noses or mouths of people who are close by or likely be inhaled in your lungs. COVID-19 might be spread around by those who are not exhibiting any symptoms.
In addition, Israel has also reported that it is likely for someone to contract COVID-19 by touching a certain object or surface with the coronavirus on it, and then later touching their own nose, mouth, or their eyes. However, this is not thought to be the primary means through which the coronavirus spreads.
The ideal and most effective way of preventing illness from the COVID-19 is to avoid exposing yourself to the said virus. Now let us look into some of the healthy and most efficient practices that you can adopt to steer clear from the virus.
Healthy Practices to Safeguard Yourself against Covid 19
If you want to stay healthy and protect yourself from Covid 19, the ideal way is to follow these essential tips by Israel Figa. These tips have proven to be highly effectual and if you follow them carefully, you can easily keep yourself safe from the virus.
Try to avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth as much as possible if your hands are unwashed
Regularly wash your hands with water and soap for at least 15 seconds, particularly after you have been in a public space like a shopping mall, or after sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose. If water and soap are not available readily, make use of a hand sanitizer that features 60 percent alcohol content at least.
Make sure to avoid close contact with those who are unwell. Apart from that, Israel Figa also says to strictly practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other people if you have to go out in a public area. When you maintain this distance, you reduce the chances of spreading or contracting the virus to or from the person standing closest to you.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Furthermore, do not forget to throw the tissue away after usage. Under no circumstances, should you use the same tissue paper for some other purpose. If it happens that a tissue is not available, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or elbow and not your hands. That is because sneezing or coughing into your hands can spread the virus easily when you shake hands with someone.
When you are around other people or present in a public place, be sure to wear a facial cloth covering in order to cover your nose and mouth (in fact most places have made it mandatory for citizens to wear this facial cloth). The purpose of the cloth face cover is to safeguard other individuals lest you are infected. That said, do not place such a cloth covering on young kids who are below 2 years old or on any person who is unconscious, has trouble breathing, or is not able to remove his or her mask without any help.
Be sure to disinfect and clean regularly touched surfaces on a daily basis. These surfaces include tables, light switches, doorknobs, desks, handles, computers, keyboards, phones, sinks, faucets, toilets and countertops. You can make use of a damp cloth to clean these surfaces.
Who is at Greater Risk from the Covid 19?
According to Israel Figa, adults who are aged, individuals who reside in a care facility such as a nursing home and people who fall in any age bracket having the conditions below are at greater risk of becoming unwell from COVID-19:
Those who have a weak immune system, including people who are undergoing treatment for cancer, smoking or experiencing any other immunocompromised condition.
Those who have critical medical conditions (underlying), especially if not properly controlled. These conditions include liver, lung or heart disease, diabetes, severe to moderate asthma, obesity and kidney disease. If you have such conditions, you are definitely at a greater risk from Covid 19.
What to do if you are at Greater Risk?
If you happen to be at more risk for grave illness from the coronavirus, it is imperative for you to:
Stay in your home as much as possible and follow the aforementioned steps and tips mentioned above. It is important to avoid any non-essential air travel and cruise travel.
If you are at greater risk, reach out a medical professional as soon as the symptoms of COVID-19 begin
Get in touch with your health care provider if you have any queries regarding procuring additional important medications lest you have to stay home for an extended time period.
Wrapping it Up
To summarize, there is no denying that the forementioned safety and precautionary tips are very important for you to adopt if you want to protect yourself against Covid-19. As per Israel Figa, if you show neglect in any way or do not adhere to the guideline provided by experts in the medical community, there is a considerable risk that you can fall victim to the virus. Hence, it is vital to be better safe than sorry and abide to all coronavirus safety tips and precautions.