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How to protect yourself. Coronavirus Prevention (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, with over 1,200,000 confirmed cases and at least 72,000 dead. According to the New York Times database, at least 450,000 cases and more than 20,500 deaths have been reported in the United States .

With a few simple tips, you can help reduce your risk, prepare your family, and contribute to protecting others..

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When going out, be especially careful

You can do your part to help your community and the world. Do not get close to other people. This is called “social distance” or “physical distance” and, in essence, is a call to stay away from other people, even if you do not have basic health conditions or symptoms of coronavirus. Experts believe that coronavirus passes through drops, so limiting your contact with other people is a good way to protect yourself..
If possible, avoid public transportation, limit optional trips, work from home, and skip social events. You can go outside if you avoid being in close contact with people.

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze.

Coronavirus is found in large quantities in the nose and mouth. This means that when coughing or sneezing it can be carried by drops of air to other people. It can also land on hard surfaces and stay there for up to 3 days.

Use a tissue or sneeze on your elbow to keep your hands as clean as possible. Wash your hands thoroughly after sneezing or coughing..

Wash your hands. With soap, then wash them again..

Wet your hands and clean them with soap, trying to get between your fingers and under your nails. Wash for at least 30 seconds and dry. Make sure you get your thumbs too. Also do not touch eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands..

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers that should be rubbed for about 30 seconds may also work, but the gel should contain at least 60 percent alcohol.

Clean high-touch surfaces such as phones, tablets, and pens. Apple recommends using 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.

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Call your doctor if you feel unwell.

If you have a fever, shortness of breath, or another, more serious symptom, call your doctor.

Do not touch your face

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can live on hard surfaces for up to 72 hours. You can get the virus in your hands by touching a surface, such as a door handle, a gas pump handle, or a mobile phone.

Avoid touching any part of the face or head, including the mouth, nose, and eyes. Also avoid biting your nails. This may give the virus a chance to pass from your hands to your body..

Wash fresh food

Soak all raw, whole fruits and vegetables in a solution of edible hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar. Allow to dry before putting them in the refrigerator and cupboard. You can also use a herbal antibacterial product cleaner. Wash your hands before and after processing fresh food..

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Your nose and mouth are more susceptible. A 2020 report notes that this coronavirus loves to penetrate the nose and mouth more than the throat and other parts of the body. This means you can sneeze, cough, or breathe SARS-CoV-2 into the air around you more often..

Can travel through the body faster. This coronavirus can spread throughout the body faster than other viruses. Data from China showed that people with COVID-19 have a virus in their nose and throat only 1 day after the onset of symptoms.

Take care of yourself and your family.

Hood luck!

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