WHAT CORONAVIRUS PROTECTIVE MEASURES ARE IN PLACE
Spread Message Positively
Why our lives and others are in our own hands – COVID-19.
Coronavirus is a new disease that the best doctors and researchers in the world are still getting to know and understand. Each day new data is collected and shared with the most important organizations for disease control.
Humanity will live another day on this planet if we comply with the recommendations set out by these organizations and governments. Collectively we determine how where and when this disease will be under control.
How Coronanvirus disease grew in importance and concern
This disease was first reported to the World Health Organisation on 31 December 2019 by China, origin City of Wuhan.
One month later, WHO declares the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.
Then just 12 days later, it was declared a Global Pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 12 March 2020.
We must spread COVID-19 message POSITIVELY
Millions of lives are at stake globally. It is everyone’s duty and responsibility to act in the most civilized way possible. When it comes to informing ourselves and others with the most up to date information that is available from trusted sources, health care practitioners, WHO, Centre for disease control and government health agencies, etc. These policies and procedures are for the wellness of all citizens.
Therefore as individual influencers of society, it is our moral duty to carry the word and message in the most correct and positive way as humanly possible. We must spread it simple plain language or images so all can understand throughout the communities of the world. All society must know and understand the consequences of COVID-19. How it infects and us and how it affects the health of the world, local economies and countries. It is more important that we only spread facts that will help people especially in our digital age of social media. Many people spread unverified coronavirus messages with good intent. Most of these messages do not have any medical proof or substance that they may or can help infected people or prevent infection. These recommendations are not substantiated, are not medically approved. However, they are being touted as remedies to cure and prevent COVID-19 disease. They may be harmful even life-threatening to some people who have underlying health issues.
There are those who prey on the weak, less knowledgeable, uninformed and afraid. They generally have bad intentions and their main aim is for self-gain or self-benefit.
It is further important that we identify these bad people and report them to the necessary authorities so they may be dealt with accordingly.
We know, for millennia that Humans have been proven to be good by nature. We want to help each other. Help the needy, helpless, underprivileged to be safe and secure. We all have a need to grow to our fullest potential. Only with global unity, peace, and freedom can we succeed. We, as a society need to push this agenda so that all can live in a safer environment, a better more informed and caring world when this pandemic is under control and eventually eradicated.
What are the most effective measures to fight Coronavirus?
National testing and other measures are in place.
Procedures are in place for COVID case detection and isolation of infected people.
Temperature and fever screening is in place at various locations and places depending on your country and city responsiveness.
Testing Stations have been set up.
Mobile testing units have been assembled and are making the rounds to various areas with high infections.
Special health facilities, hospitals will be able to manage suspected and confirmed cases.
Protocols are in place for follow up of case contacts to ensure that the virus does not spread.
11 ways individuals help to fight COVID-19 and measures they must take.
- The number one way to decrease infection and flatten the curve during lockdown or emergency is to STAY at Home
- If sick and showing flu-like symptoms, fever, runny nose, continuous dry cough, stay at home
- Covering mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of used tissue in a closed bin immediately
- Wash hands often with soap and water or with a sanitizer with a min 60% alcohol;
- Clean surfaces and objects frequently touched.
- Wear a facemask/cloth-mask preferably when in a public area.
- Do not shake hands with anyone, not in your household
- Do not Hug with anyone, not in your household
- Do not kiss with anyone, not in your household
- Don’t touch your face with your hands if you out in public areas.
- Self- isolate if you show classic COVID-19 symptoms or are tested positive. Preferably in a separate room for 14 days, should you be more than one person.
What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?
Strict prevention measures to be followed:
- Do not panic or stress.
- Do not go to a public hospital if you have mild symptoms.
- First, contact your GP or General Public Helpline and follow their advice.
- Stay home, except to get medical care as directed by the helpline.
- Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
- Avoid using any form of public transport.
- Rest, ensure you drink plenty of fluids and use medications (like paracetamol) as needed to reduce fever and/or pain.
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
- When in contact with others, always wear a mask if available.
- Avoid sharing dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding – after using these, wash them well.
- Only discontinue home isolation in consultation with healthcare provider (usually 14 days)