Updated: Mar 28, 2020
Today we are in the midst of an unprecedented situation where the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) entails responsible individual, social, and organizational behavior.
It is not only the government responsible to anyhow keep the citizens safe, but it also casts a responsibility on us as a responsible organization to do whatever we can to contain the spreading of coronavirus. It’s most pertinent to understand that the ones sensible enough to take precautions may well save the rest.
Enumerated below are the tips from the World Health Organization to keep yourself safe and help contain the spread of the virus.
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, and nose.
Avoid contact with vulnerable people. And if you can’t, wear a mask.
Cover your cough with the bend of your elbow.
Disinfect surfaces you regularly use.
If you feel unwell, stay at home and call your healthcare provider.
Only share information from trusted sources.
In addition to all the desired precautions that need to be taken, often we are getting to listen to terms like ‘Social Distancing’, ‘Isolation’ and ‘Quarantine’. But not all understand the difference between these terms. So, what’s the difference?
What is Social Distancing?
Social distancing should be practiced by everyone, whether or not exposed to the virus.
This broad set of measures includes avoiding handshakes, crowds, staying at least 2 meters (6 feet) away from people, and, most importantly, staying at home if you feel sick.
Social distancing slows down the spread of the coronavirus, which keeps our resources available to those in need.
What is Isolation?
A diagnosis of Covid-19 triggers isolation. Isolation is for those who are already sick and serves to keep the infected away from healthy people in order to stop the spread of the virus.
What is Quarantine?
Quarantines are put on groups and communities to separate and restrict the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
At this crucial time, please continue taking precautions as the country needs to battle coronavirus in a united manner.