The respiratory illness coronavirus has spread across the world, including the US,and the WHO has officially declared the disease a pandemic. As the threat becomes more widespread, new precautions must be considered.
WHO and CDC recommend these following precautions for avoiding COVID-19:
- Avoid large events and mass gatherings.
- Avoid close contact (about 6 feet) with anyone who is sick or has symptoms.
- Keep a distance between yourself and others if COVID-19 is spreading in your community, especially if you have a higher risk of serious illness.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw away the used tissue.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands aren't clean.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces which you often touch on a daily basis.WHO also recommends these steps:
- Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat or animal organs.
- If you're visiting live markets in areas that recently had new coronavirus cases, avoid contact with live animals and surfaces they may have touched.
If you have a chronic medical condition and have a higher risk of serious illness, check with your doctor about other ways to protect
Improve immunity through Herbs and lifestyle
Our immune systems are designed to fight off sicknesses and viruses. But unfortunately, the immune system can get worn down by many things typical of a modern life like stress, toxins, lack of excercise and unhealthy eating. This prevents our body from effectively fighting off sickness.
With coronavirus continuing to spread, it's more important than ever to support the immune system.
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Author- Ms.Tripti Khanna
M.Sc. - Food and Nutrition, Post Graduate In Food Science And Nutrition