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29 May 2021

Protect yourself to save others from corona massacre

Ishan Biswas
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Ampi, May 29: The worldwide massacre of Covid-19 is unabated till the date. It is the biggest challenge for all the states including the northeast state Tripura also how to prevent this unseen killer foe immediately. The globe is trembling due to this constant massacre. The govt. is generating various precautionary measures but unless the public cooperate in implementation all these initiatives there will not be proper consequence. We have to approach unitedly with the administration to prevent this pandemic and save our country men.

Prevent covid 19: How to protect yourself from the corona virus?

Follow these simple precautions to reduce your chances of contracting covid19. The covid-19 pandemic has been a part of our daily lives since March 2020. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. As the vaccines  continue their roll out, here are the simple steps you can take to help prevent the spread of covid-19 and protect yourself and others.

Know how it spreads:

Scientists are still learning about covid-19, the disease caused by the corona virus, but according to the CDC, this highly contagious virus appears to be most commonly spread during close (within 6 feet) person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets.

The means of transmission can be through respiratory droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes, or by direct physical contact with an infected person, such as shaking hands, hugging or embracing.

The CDC also notes that covid-19 can spread by airborne transmission, although this is less common than close contact with a person. Some infections can be spread by exposure to virus in small droplets and particles that can linger in the air for minutes to hours. These viruses may be able to infect people who are further than 6 feet away from the person who is infected or after that person has left the space. These transmissions occurred within enclosed spaces that had inadequate ventilation.

Finally, it's possible for corona virus to spread through contaminated surfaces, but this is also less likely. As per to the CDC based on data from lab studies on covid-19 and what we know about similar respiratory diseases, it may be possible that a person can get covid-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this isn't thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Practice social distancing

Since close person-to-person contact appears to be the main source of transmission, social distancing remains a key way to mitigate spread. The CDC recommends maintaining a distance of approximately 6 feet from others in public places. This distance will help you avoid direct contact with respiratory droplets produced by coughing or sneezing.

In addition, studies have found that outdoor settings with enough space to distance and good ventilation will reduce risk of exposure.Wash your hands Practicing good hygiene is an important habit that helps prevent the spread of covid-19. 

Make these CDC recommendations part of your routine:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

It's especially important to wash:

Before eating or preparing food, Before touching your face,After using the restroom,After leaving a public place, After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, After handling your mask,After changing a diaper,After caring for someone who's sick, After touching animals or pets.

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands with the sanitizer and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Visit the CDC website for guidelines on how to properly wash your hands and use hand sanitizer. And see our video below on how soap kills the corona virus. There's plenty of science behind this basic habit. Soap molecules disrupt the fatty layer or coat surrounding the virus. Once the viral coat is broken down, the virus is no longer able to function.

In addition to hand-washing, disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

Wear a mask

Face masks have become essential accessories in protecting yourself and others from contracting covid-19. The CDC recommends that people wear face coverings in public settings, especially since studies have shown that individuals with the novel corona virus could be asymptomatic or presymptomatic. Face masks are designed to provide a barrier between your airway and the outside world. By wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose, you will reduce the risk of serving as the source of disease spread by trapping your own droplets in the mask, and also reduce the risk of getting sick via droplets that contain the corona virus by blocking access to your own airways.

Restrict your travel

Traveling can increase the spread of covid-19 and put you at risk for contracting the disease. The CDC recommends avoiding non-essential travel to many international destinations during the pandemic. It also advises people to weigh the risks when it comes to domestic travel. Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading covid-19 states the CDC. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from covid-19.

For people at risk for the complications of covid-19, such as those with underlying medical conditions or those who are older, it's prudent to avoid travel.

If you must travel, take safety measures, consider your mode of transportation, and stay up to date on the restrictions that are in place at your destination. Adhering to your state's quarantine rules after traveling will help prevent the spread of covid-19.

Watch for symptoms

The symptoms of infection for the coronavirus are often similar to those of other respiratory virus infections, such as influenza. Symptoms can include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea etc.

With the covid-19 pandemic now coinciding with flu season, it's important to recognize the differences in symptoms — as well as get a flu shot. The medical community is concerned that if we have an increased number of influenza cases, it will strain the hospital system on top of what's already going on with the covid-19 pandemic.If you think you may have been exposed to a person with covid-19 and have symptoms, call ahead to a doctor's office to see if you can get tested.

All kinds of precautionary measures imposed by the administration should be obeyed with most care. In  Tripura specially in rural areas people are Innocent, they have no idea over this infection tendency so various kinds of precautionary awareness must be generated amidst those villagers to prevent this covid-19 infection immediately.

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