14 Important Rules Against Corona Virus (COVID-19).
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow). At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. Health Care Turkey will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available, so, we will mention the important symptoms to avoid Corona Virus. There are many ways to be safe from Corona Virus (COVID-19), we will mention some important steps as we will define them clearly so you can follow and be safe from (COVID-19).
The first and most important step is stay at home and try not to get out, only in certain situations you can go and finish your important needs. As much as you can try to keep your family at home and don't send them out. When you go out for your daily needs don't forget to wear mask, gloves, neat and clean clothes. You have to avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, mouth and ears while you are outside. When you come back home get rid of the mask and gloves you used and change your clothes directly, wash your hands with stabilizers or hand disinfections.
Now we will mention 14 symptoms to be safe from Corona Virus:
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why?
Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
• Keep at least 3-4 steps away from people who show signs of a cold.
While going from one place to another try to keep distance from people who show signs of cold or coughing. Why?
As much as you can be far from people who you doubt that they are ill or sick so you can avoid touching them and the virus they have will not be able to get in you.
• Cover the mouth and nose with disposable wipes during coughing or sneezing.If there is no wipe, use the inside of the elbow.
Why we should cover our mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing?
We cannot know if we carry the Corona Virus, so while we sneeze or cough we have to cover our mouth and nose or using inside of the elbow, to not harm people around us.
• Avoid close contact such as handshaking or hugging.
Why we should avoid contacting such as handshaking or hugging?
We should avoid handshaking and hugging or any contact with people we know to avoid spreading Corona virus.
• Do not touch your eyes, mouth and nose with your hands.
Why we should avoid touching our mouth, nose and eyes?
While we are outside we use to touch various places so the virus uses to stand on our hands for several hours, so avoid touching mouth, eyes and nose will avoid the chances of getting infected by the virus.
• Cancel or postpone your travels abroad.
Why to cancel or postpone travels?
Now the virus is spreading worldwide, so staying home is the best solution to avoid the virus. Try to cancel your travel planning’s or postpone them.
• Spend the first 14 days at home on your return from abroad.
Why we should spend the first 14 days at home on return from abroad?
In the first 14 days the virus will show its effects, so if you come from abroad try to stay home for at least 14 days to be sure you don't carry the Corona virus.
• Ventilate your environments frequently.
Why we should ventilate the environments frequently?
Ventilating the environments frequently is a good choice because if there is any virus available in your environment the ventilation will reduce its infection.
• Wash your clothes at 60-90 ° C with normal detergent.
Why we should wash clothes daily?
Washing clothes at 60-90° C with normal detergent is very good choice to avoid the virus (COVID-19) because there is a study says the virus can't live at hot temperatures, so in 60-90° C the virus will vanish.
• Clean your daily used surfaces, such as door handles, fixtures, with disinfection or water and detergent daily.
Why we should wash and disinfect our daily used surfaces?
The virus use to live in the surfaces more commonly, so disinfecting and washing our daily used surfaces will keep us safe from the virus.
• If you have cold symptoms, do not contact the elderly and those with chronic diseases, do not go out without wearing a mask.
Why we should not contact if we have cold or flu specially with elders and why to wear mask?
If we are carrying any illness we should get checked-up as early as we can without contacting elders especially who carry chronic diseases because their immune system is weaker than young people. Wearing mask is important while going for check-up to avoid spread the virus if we carry.
• Do not share your personal belongings such as towels.
Why we should not share our personal belongings?
Beyond viruses we should not share our personal belongings to avoid carrying each other’s illnesses or sicknesses.
• Eat plenty of fluids, eat a balanced diet, pay attention to your sleep patterns.
Why we should take care of our diet and sleep system?
The best way to grow our immune system is by taking care of our diet, eating plenty of fluids and sleeping at least 6-8 hours. As much as the immune system is strong, it will fight against viruses more effectively.
• If you have fever, cough, and shortness of breath, contact a healthcare provider by wearing a mask.
Fever, cough and shortness of breath, you have to contact a healthcare provider immediately. Why?
Fever, cough and shortness of breath are some of the symptoms of Corona virus so as early we get checked up it will be easy for doctors to cure or make the right steps to stop Corona virus spread in our body.