by on August 6, 2020
This virus is thought to have originated from animals, such as bats and camels, and can be transmitted from animals to humans, as well as from humans to humans. Human transmission is most likely through sputum sparks when coughing or sneezing. When infected with the Corona virus, a person will experience flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, and runny nose. However, a few days afterward, people who develop corona virus infection can experience shortness of breath due to infection in the lungs (pneumonia). Until now, there has been no treatment that can cure Corona virus infection. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) appealed to the public not to look down on this disease and to always take preventative measures. One way is to implement social distancing. Some steps you can take to prevent Corona virus infection, including:

1. Wash your hands properly Washing your hands properly is the simplest but most effective way to prevent the spread of the 2019-nCoV virus. Wash your hands with running water and soap, for at least 20 seconds. Make sure all parts of the hand are washed thoroughly, including the back of the hand, wrist, between the fingers, and nails. After that, dry your hands using a tissue, clean towel, or a hand dryer. If you are a commuter worker on public transportation, it can be difficult to find soap and water. You can clean your hands with a hand sanitizer. Use hand sanitizer products with an alcohol content of at least 60% to be more effective at killing germs. Wash your hands regularly, especially before and after eating, after using the toilet, after touching animals, taking out trash, and after coughing or sneezing. Washing hands is also important before breastfeeding a baby or expressing breastmilk.

2. Using a mask Many use cloth masks to prevent Corona virus infection, even though these masks are not necessarily effective. In general, there are two types of masks that you can use to prevent transmission of the Corona virus, namely surgical masks and N95 masks. Surgical masks or surgical masks are disposable masks that are commonly used. This mask is easy to find, affordable, and comfortable to wear, so many people use this mask when they are on a daily basis. The correct way to use a surgical mask is that the colored side of the mask must face outwards, while the white side faces the face and covers the chin, nose and mouth. The white side is made of a material that can absorb dirt and filter germs from the air. Although not entirely effective in preventing exposure to germs, the use of these masks can still reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, including Corona virus infections. The use of masks is more recommended for people who are sick to prevent the spread of viruses and germs, rather than for healthy people. Meanwhile, the N95 mask is a type of mask that is used as a personal protective equipment or PPE for medical personnel who treat COVID-19 patients. When removing the mask from the face, both surgical masks and N95 masks, avoid touching the front of the mask, because that part is full of germs that stick. After removing the mask, wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer, so that the hands are clean from germs that stick.

3. Maintain endurance A strong immune system can prevent various diseases. To maintain and increase endurance, you are advised to eat healthy foods, such as vegetables and fruits, and protein foods, such as eggs, fish and lean meats. If you are bored with self-cooked food, you can buy ready-to-eat food or food at a restaurant through a delivery service, but make sure the food is clean and healthy. If necessary, you also need to increase your consumption of supplements as directed by your doctor. In addition, regular exercise, adequate sleep, not smoking, and not consuming alcoholic drinks can also increase endurance to avoid transmission of the Corona virus. Some information states that basking in the sun can also prevent Corona virus infection. Unfortunately, this still needs to be investigated further.

4. Implement physical distancing and independent isolation Physical restriction or physical distancing is an important step to break the chain of spreading the Corona virus. This can be done by not traveling out of the house, except for urgent or emergency purposes, such as shopping for groceries or taking medication when sick.

Physical restrictions are also carried out by maintaining a minimum distance of 1 meter from other people and always wearing a mask, especially when doing activities in public places or crowds.

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