How to Protect Yourself and Prepare for the Coronavirus
With a clear head and some simple tips, you can help reduce your risk, prepare your family and do your part to protect others.
What is COVID-19?
Covid19 is one of the groups of coronavirus which is known for more than 50 years ago
It was first transmitted among animals what’s known as enzootic disease and then this virus transmitted from animals to humans so it’s called zoonotic disease and after that its proved to be transmitted from humans to humans.
We have 3 severe coronaviruses through our history
The first one is SARS-1, it was about 2003 and then 2012 there is MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) which started Saudi Arabia and the source was from in Camels and now we are facing COVID-19 which started from animal to humans and now proved to be spread from human-to-human.
How does the virus Covid19 spread from human to human?
It’s either through droplet infection or contact infection, droplet infection means spread by cough and sneezing to a person nearby.
these droplets can stay on objects like a table and other furniture.
No evidence of fico-oral transmission or airborne infections like measles or chickenpox.
How can we protect ourselves?
By cleaning the surface in the house by soap and water. also alcohol or chloride solutions can be used as disinfectants. Chloride available in the markets is 5% concentration and we need only (0.5%) concentration for cleaning surfaces as metal and wooden surface, so you need to add 10 parts of water to 1 part of chloride to reach 0.5% concentration.
and for using alcohol you need at least 70% concentration to clean all the parts of the house like tables, bathrooms, door handles and water taps.
there is no evidence that the virus can be held on the shoes but for safety, leave the shoes outside the house or keep it in a special area in the house beside the main entrance.
What about outside the house?
1. Social distance at least 6 feet that’s mean more than 1 and a half meter or 2 meters. Social distance is a very important step to protect people from infection.
2. Don’t stay in a crowded area
3. Don’t go outside unless it’s extremely urgent.
4. You have to use face masks and you shouldn’t touch your face while you wearing one.
The mask must be a good quality
If you can’t find it in the market you can use your own scarf to cover your nose and your mouth.
Stay at home, stay safe