As Coronavirus is spreading all over the world now it’s has taken place in India as well.
As of 5 March, more than 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported as following: in Jaipur 17 cases, Delhi and NCR three cases, Agra six cases, Telangana one case and Kerala three cases.
The Government of India has demonstrated a strong commitment for preparedness and response to COVID-19, which is being led by the Prime Minister’s office and coordinated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW). There is a focus on point of entry screening, testing, confirmation, isolation, and management of cases. The central government is working closely with the states on all aspects including contact tracing through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme. The WHO Country Office for India has been working alongside MoHFW, state authorities and key institutions on critical components such as surveillance, contract tracing, laboratory testing, infection prevention control, risk communications, and training.
Indian Government is trying to control the situation with the best possible ways and instead of getting panicked people also need to take certain precautions for preventing spread COVID-19.
Here are some of the precautions to make sure you and your family/friends do not catch the disease.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Maintain at least three feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue safely.
Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wearing a mask is not necessary unless you are taking care of an infected person. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does recommend that only infected people wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water when hands are visibly dirty.
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
Keep in mind the travel advisory set out by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Home remedies to avoid Coronavirus gems
The right kind of sanitizer to use to kill the virus
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we should use a sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content in it. This recipe will make for a sanitizer with the alcohol content which is more than 60 percent.
What you will need:
– 2/3 cup of isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) 91% – 1/3 cup of aloe vera gel (If you want to increase the alcohol content in the sanitizer, you can reduce the aloe vera gel to 1/4 cup).
– The essential oil of your choice
– A medium-size mixing bowl
– A spoon
– An empty container to store the sanitizer
How to make the sanitizer at home
Take the mixing bowl and add Isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel in the given quantities. Mix them until well blended.
Now add eight-10 drops of essential oil to the mixture to make it smell nice.
Now pour this homemade sanitizer into an empty container and close it properly. You can take a small piece of masking tape and label the bottle as a hand sanitizer to leave no confusion for anyone who sees the bottle.
Though yes, washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is the best way to safeguard yourself, using sanitizer is definitely the second-best option.