Coronavirus, the current burning issue which we must address, is wreak havoc on people physically and also mentally. Coronavirus belong to a class of viruses that are responsible for several known diseases like SARS, MERS and this new breed of COVID-19 is causing a respiratory disorder, earlier not identified and known to have infected people.
The most frequent signs of its infection include fever, cough, abnormal functioning of the respiratory system, resulting in difficulty in breathing, it might also cause pneumonia, kidney failure and even death in severe cases. Wearing a mask is a good idea to everyone whenever they’re going out or if they’re coming in direct contact with a person infected or suspected of being infected.
But additionally, it’s not compulsorily required to wear a mask at all times, but wear it when in the area of infected ones. Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing to halt the droplets of infection from becoming transmitted from one person to another as this virus spreads through air droplets. Also, do take care that other individuals also follow the identical protocol, while coughing and better still, steer clear of people suspected of being infected.
Avoid public gatherings because this might cause your involvement with individuals of all kind who might be infected with the virus and might transmit it to you. Don’t greet people by shaking hands as they might be transmitting the virus to you. We, Indians, are extremely blessed to have a traditional means of salutation, that’s greeting by saying Namaste that doesn’t involve direct contact of two individuals and it is the best way to adopt in the context of their present situation.
Preventive methods also include taking care of our daily diet and including food items full of properties proven to possess anti-viral effect, of virus killing abilities or being able to naturally increase our immune system. Some examples of such food items are consuming fruits full of Vitamin C such as oranges, amla, lemons as they’re known to improve our immunity.
Eat almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds and start consuming the herb that’s no less than a blessing to all, particularly Indians, that’s tulsi. Also begin practicing the habit of proper and regular washing of hands with water and soap for at least 20 minutes as only this will kill all the germs that might have been present on the surfaces of your hands. And always remember not to touch your mouth, eyes and nose with your hands without properly washing them with soap. Use a sanitizer if washing with soap and water isn’t possible. But Sanitizers are just an alternative rather than a substitute for soap and water.