Staying Safe during COVID 19 Outbreak – Stay Cautious!

Posted - 31 Mar, 2020

With the increased spread of rumours and fear in international media, the name COVID 19 strikes fear in everyone’s mind. But, this isn’t something that you need to stress yourself so much about. With necessary precautions and common habitual practices, everybody can be safe from where they are and they can aid to completely curb the spread of the disease. Here are few tips to be safe during the COVID 19 outbreak.

Clean Hands Regularly

Clean your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or with an alcohol-based sanitizer. It has been proven that when your hands come in contact with a contaminated object, carry the virus and help it enter your body when you touch your eyes, mouth or your nose. Sanitizing and washing your hands regularly will prevent this and will help you stay safe from contracting the virus.

Clean Surfaces and Objects that you Touch Regularly

Regularly disinfect surfaces such as work desks, kitchen seats, and appliances such as television remotes and mobile phones.

Try to stay Indoors and Avoid Crowded Areas

Try your best to stay indoors this significantly helps to reduce the spread of the virus even in the off chance if you had to go out, avoid crowded areas.

Try to avoid contact with individuals with flu-like symptoms

If you suspect that someone you know might have been infected, try to distance yourself from them and advise them to seek medical attention. Even with people who don’t have any symptoms maintain a safe distance of at least 1 metre.

Stay updated with what’s Happening around you

Don’t believe hoax messages, get information from reliable sources such as WHO – https://www.who.int/ and stay updated with reliable local media. Do not forward any unverified messages and do not spread fear.

With these simple and yet effective tips, you can significantly reduce your risk of contracting COVID 19. Also, if you have any of the below symptoms immediately seek medical attention.

• Cough
• Severe headache
• fever
• difficulty breathing (severe cases)

The worldwide pandemic has made institutions around the globe shut down indefinitely; among them, are business organizations, educational institutes and entertainment hubs. Luxury hotels in Sri Lanka and many other tourist accommodation providers are still operational and they are also taking preventative measures to curb the spread of the virus. Developing countries are the ones to face major impact due to the prevailing economic turmoil and experts say it would take several months for things to go back to normal. During this difficult time, it is important to be calm, considerate and be positive.

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