Recently, People are starting to know the importance of safety and how they could be applied to their daily routines. Safety is a necessity for each employee of the company because it prevents unforeseen circumstances which are to occur in the nearest future.
According to WHO, they declared Coronavirus as a global health emergency and furthered rated COVID-19 as a global risk which spreads drastically with a very high impact. China health authorities confirmed the deaths caused by Coronavirus in Wuhan, a central city in China on Deceber31. Series of Safety measures have been on the rise ever since these epidemics started. however, there has been a high rate to which case new corona cases are been confirmed daily.
In this article, we will discuss What you need to know, Contagion, Preventive measures and the Symptoms of the new coronavirus named COVID-19. this article will help employers assess the risks for their staff, and then preventive measures or control measures have to be derived from this assessment.
What you need to know
Solving a problem requires the knowledge of how the problem keeps on occurring on a daily bases. What you need to know about the new coronavirus is just simply how it is been spread or carried from one place to another. How COVID-19 manifests is been highlighted below:
- The virus spreads from close person to person contact through droplets(coughing or sneezing).
- The virus also spreads through airborne when thy droplets(coughing or sneezing) remain in the air.
- Symptoms of the virus develop within 14days of exposure to the illness.
- The virus is diagnosed through a test by only designated Laboratory.
COVID-19 could be contacted or transmitted through the following:
- Human Contact
- This happens when you come in contact with a fellow human(he or she is unaware of is health status at that time).
- Air transmission
- This occurs when you are talking to another human and ho or she coughs or sneezed, in that process it is been transmitted by the air.
- Contaminated Object
- This mostly occurs when you visit a public place(park, malls, e.t.c) also public transport systems most times.
Generally, safety measure is classified into two categories which are preventive measures and control measures. Preventive measures are acts carried out to avoid risks while control measures is an act carried out also to control or reduce and manage risks.
Prevention measures towards COVID-19 are mostly recommended for those who have not had close contact with a person who just arrived from abroad or been to a public place in the past week and maintains a 1-meter distance while talking to someone outside your apartment. According to WHO, The preventive measures for COVID-19 are detailed below:
1. Wash your hands regularly
The first way to prevent COVID-19 is by washing your hands with rigorously with soap and water or most time uses an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. In this way, you stand a chance of surviving this Global pandemic.
2. One-metre distance protocol
The one-meter protocol is also known as social distancing. This occurs so as to prevent the virus from spreading through airborne disease in most cases between you and people who cough or sneezes.
3. Avoid Touching your face
Touching your face would only make the situation worse. Analysis from you WHO, made it know that average confirmed case of COVID-19 was a result of the patient touching their face. The more you keep your hands far away from your face the safer you are.
4. Cover your mouth and nose
As described above, try as much as possible to cover you nose when sneezing and also cover your mouth when coughing. Through this measure, you stand a chance of preventing the spread.
5. Stay Home
Staying home prevents you from contracting the virus and it reduces the spread of the virus. It gets boring at a point but actually saves you from contracting the virus. #Stay_Home.
6. Refrain from smoking
Smokes damage the lungs, that’s the more reason it advisable to stay far away from smokers, or stop smoking. When this virus gets into the human body it looks for the weak system to attack but the lungs come first and when the lungs are weak it makes breathing difficult and could lead to death in most cases. #Stop_Smoking
7. Practice physical distancing
Practising physical distancing is one of the preventive measures used most after pandemics like COVID-19. This measure is done by avoiding unnecessary travels and also staying away from large groups of people. This measure was behind Work From Home Policy in which Employer and Employees now work remotely.
COVID-19 symptoms come in diverse ways and only starts to show during the 14 days incubation period of the virus. W.H.O further stated that there are common symptoms and other symptoms. Common symptoms are listed below:
- Dry Cough
While the Other symptoms are :
- MShortness of breath
- aches and pains
- Sore throat
- and confirmed cases report diarrhoea, nausea or a runny nose.
Whenever you notice these symptom listed above occur consecutively, kindly self-isolate and Stay at home or wherever you are for the next 14 days. If the symptom persists Contact the nearest Clinic and report your health status immediately.
In conclusion, Safety comes first because it is what we need to feel at peace and also feel comfortable. In all, we do during this COVID-19 period lets keep all safety measures in check and remember to washing your hands always, remember COVID-19 is not visible to your sight.
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