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In a matter of weeks, the corona virus or COVID-19, which is the correct medical term, has created panic around the world. It is now being classified as a worldwide pandemic and is having a major short-term impact on economies, the stock market and travel and most of human health.

1000 have died and 100,000 have been infected, with health experts predicting it will get worse before it gets better.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe illnesses. The latest COVID-19 is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. In more severe cases, infection can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

All the important steps given below will help you to protect yourself from corona virus.

1. Keep Your Immune System Strong

There is no cure for COVID-19 and health companies and officials are a month away, so your own immune system is your best defense right now. Your immune system’s job is to protect you from germs and other evils that can infect you. Most of the time your natural immune system will protect you and fight off the virus.

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Following are the steps to keep your immune system strong:

Exercise

Exercise helps boost the immune system, but we have to be careful not to over-exercise as it can have the opposite effect and weaken your immune system. Try to exercise 30-60 minutes a day and you don’t come in contact with other people and germs, stay away from gym, outside is the best environment to try to be active. If playing sports, try these – individual sports In this time where social distancing is very important

keep calm

The stress hormone cortisol actually shuts down cells in your immune system and the more you panic and stress about what’s happening around the world with this virus, the more you can potentially Weakening your immune system. Reducing stress by going back to exercise, staying active, as well as engaging in activities that relax people, such as meditation. And remember that worrying too much about COVID-19 can actually make you more vulnerable to it.

Avoid heavy drinking/smoking

Heavy or excessive drinking destroys our immune cells, fact. Also smokers and people with respiratory illness have higher rates of serious illness and complications from the coronavirus.

get enough sleep

we can’t underestimate it Importance of sleep for mind and body. Luckily all of the above steps will promote good sleep patterns, so you are on the right track. Lack of sleep can reduce the disease-fighting ability of immune cells, making a tired body more vulnerable to infection. Poor sleep patterns can also alter dietary patterns – if you’re very tired all the time you’re probably less likely to prepare meals and more likely to try and eat convenient and less nutritious meals.

2. Social Distancing / Self Isolation

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  • Keep a distance of 2 meters (6.5 feet) between yourself and other people.
  • Minimize interactions with people outside the workplace and home.
  • Avoid crowded areas and don’t shake hands or kiss while greeting someone
  • If possible, work from home.

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3. Touch and Hygiene Rules

1. Wash Your Hands Regularly

Hand hygiene is the first and most important line of defense. Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water to kill viruses on your hands.

Keep hand sanitizer with you and wash your hands before eating. Avoid shaking hands with people and try to avoid touching your face and mouth with unwashed hands. and of course wear a face mask

2. Maintain Social Distancing

Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth that may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in droplets, including the COVID-19 virus, if someone who is coughing has the disease. WHO

3. Touch as little as possible in public places

Be especially careful about touching things in busy airports, train stations, and other public transportation systems. It is inevitable that we will touch our face but be more careful in public places. Also, be more careful while eating, always wash your hands before eating and do not share snacks from packets or bowls used by others.

Stay safe and get in touch if you have anything to add to the above.

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