According to the world health organization (WHO) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most of the people infected with the COVID-19 virus can experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and can recover without any special treatment. But it may be more dangerous for older people, and those with underlying medical problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease, are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, its causes, symptoms and how it spreads. You can protect yourself and others by washing your hands frequently and by avoiding touching your face, nose, and eyes.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
Tips for prevention
eZhire has some useful tips to share about the prevention of coronavirus so that you can protect yourself from catching, carrying and passing on Covid-19.
1. Wash your hands frequently
Use warm water and soap and rub your hands for at least 20 seconds. It will be better to use antibacterial and antiviral soap. Use hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands for example during traveling. Always wash your hands several times a day, especially whenever you touch anything including your laptop and mobile.
2. Avoid touching your face
Coronavirus can live on hard surfaces for up to 72 hours. You can easily get the virus on your hands if you touch a surface like a cell phone doorknob, gas pump handle.Avoid touching any part of your face or head including your mouth, nose, and eyes.
3. Don’t share personal items
It is recommended you that do not share personal items like makeup, phones, combs, etc. It’s also important to avoid sharing utensils and straws.
4. Always Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze
coronavirus mostly found in the nose and mouth, when you cough or sneezed, it can be carried by air droplets to other people. It can also land on hard surfaces and stay there for up to 3 days.
While sneezing always use a tissue or sneeze into your elbow to keep your hands clean. Wash your hands carefully after you sneeze or cough.
5. Clean and disinfect surfaces
It is recommended to use alcohol-based disinfectants to clean hard surfaces in your homes like door-handles, countertops, furniture, and toys, laptop, mobiles and anything else you use on a regular basis.
Use white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide solutions for general cleaning in between disinfecting surfaces.
6. Keep social distancing
Social distancing means staying at home and working remotely when possible. If you need to go out keep a distance of 6 feet from other people. You can transmit the virus by speaking to someone in close contact with you.
7. Avoid shaking hands and hugging people
It is mandatory to avoid touching other people. Skin to skin contact can pass the virus from one person to another.
8.Wash fresh groceries
It is recommended to soak fruits and vegetables in white vinegar. Put them in the fridge after drying. As well as you can also use a vegetable antibacterial wash to clean them. Don’t forget to wash your hands before and after.
9.Self-quarantine if sick
If you have any symptoms relevant coronavirus, stay at home until you recover. Contact a doctor for your health advice, avoid sitting, sleeping, or eating with your loved ones even if you live in the same home.
Always wear a mask and wash your hands frequently. If you need urgent medical care, contact your nearest health facility.
10. Avoid eating or drinking at public places
It is better to avoid drinking or eating at restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries. The virus can transfer through food, dishes, utensils, and cups.
You can get your food delivered or takeaways are good options. Choose foods that are thoroughly cooked and can be reheated.
11. Better to commute in Personal Sanitized Vehicle
It is recommended you to commute in a personal sanitized vehicle or if you don’t have your own, rent a car with eZhire at daily, weekly and monthly reasonable rental without any security deposit,eZhire have taken all the precautionary measures, all our cars are sanitized and available 24/7 anywhere in UAE.