The coronavirus pandemic has taken everybody by the alarm. The internet is filled with information about the virus and its spread.
Here is a list of 10 things you should not do to save the infection and panic about the disease from escalating further.
1 Do not panic
Panic is no solution to any problem.Coronavirus spread is an unusual condition and precaution is the best measure.
Panic may not help against the virus but may bring harm to your health.
2 Do not touch your face
WHO has reminded us time and again not to touch our face, nose and mouth too often.
This presents infection from your hands to reach the nose or mouth from where it can infect the body.
Keeping your hands clean will also help reduce the chances of the infection spreading any further.
3 Do not stockpile on masks
Masks are not the most effective way of stopping the spread of the disease.
They should only be worn by people who have been affected by the COVID-19
4 Do not travel unless necessary
The airports and airplanes are where you are most likely to catch an infection.
It Is advisable not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
If you are travelling, take required precautions and get yourself screened on landing.
5. Do not go to crowded areas
Public transport, metros, gyms and any other crowded place should be avoided.
Staying isolated and not come in contact with a lot of people is the only way to contain the spread of the disease.
6 Do not believe everything on the internet
The internet is filled with information about the symptoms and cure available for coronavirus.
Do not believe anything unless it comes from a reliable source or a reliable medical practitioner.
7 Do not seek alternative treatments
If you feel you have contracted the virus, do not seek any treatments other than the ones advised by your doctor.
Alternative treatments have not been found to be effective to treat the virus.
8 Do not take antibiotics
Antibiotics are not the correct medication to fight of infections caused by coronavirus.
Visit the doctor immediately if you start to feel symptoms that may indicate you have the infection.
9 Do not Skip the flu shot
Symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 are very similar. The symptoms between the two overlap and can complicate diagnosis.
It is important that you take the flu shot to reduce your chances of catching the flu.
10 Do not become inactive
Staying indoors does not mean, you get lazy and inactive.
It is important to engage in indoor fitness activities to stay healthy and positive