There is a lots of queries about the new Coronavirus disease that what a pregnant woman shall do and not to do to prevent Coronavirus. There are so many fake information you can find in social medias about this matter as this is considered to be a sensitive issue. Many scammers are spreading fake news about this issues and making people believe on that providing fake instances but we strongly recommend you to look for a reliable source of such information before believing in any kind of buzzes.
There are no specific and separate safety measures preferred for the pregnant women yet. Hence, they shall also do the same things as the other people shall do to prevent the Coronavirus infection.
Most recommended preventive measures by WHO:
# Avoid touching high touch surfaces in public areas unnecessarily i.e. door handles, handrails, elevator buttons, counter areas in public places, sink and flush in public toilets, etc.
# Frequently clean your high touch surfaces in the home i.e. tables, doorknobs, handles, sinks, cell phones, light switches, toilets, etc.
# Frequently and thoroughly wash hands with soap or hand wash liquid for at least 20 seconds with the correct technique .
# Maintain social distance.
# Avoid a person who is sick.
# Use alcohol-based sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol-based) in case of no hand wash and water available.
# Practice good respiratory and personal hygiene.
# Maintain distance from sick people or generally from those who are coughing i.e. a person shall stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick or even in general.
# Limit close contact when you go out in public.
# No traveling i.e. cruise, bus or air etc. travels without an emergency.
# Avoid the crowd and unnecessary meetings, public gatherings, and activities as much as possible.
# Avoid misinformation widely spread through online/social media.
# Avoid touching the face especially mouth, nose and eyes with an unwashed hand.
# Cover mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing with tissues or bent elbow.
# Use masks by the suspected ones and those who are nursing/taking care of them.
# Avoid eating with bare or unwashed hands in public areas.
As per World Health Organization, the following measures should not be adopted by any person to prevent Coronavirus as they are not effective against COVID-19 and can be more harmful and dangerous for your health:
ii. Drinking alcohol or alcohol based drinks
iii. Wearing multiple masks
iv. Taking any kind of antibiotics
Besides, a person shall immediately look for a medical care if they have a Coronavirus symptons i.e fever, cough and difficulty breathing to reduce the risk of developing a more severe infection and be sure to share your recent travel history with your health care provider.
Regardless of believing in any rumors and buzzes spread over the internet platforms, people shall adopt precautionary and safety measures in their daily lifestyle to save themselves, their family as well as their community as a whole.
The best precaution to alert yourself: Always think your hands have a dirt.
It sounds funny but it is the best way to increase your consciousness to prevent yourself from coronavirus. If you think your hand has a dirt then definitely you won’t touch your face or any part of the body as well as anything unnecessarily with that hand. So, keep in mind that your hand is always dirty. If you go outside, and if you touch something then just think you have touched the dirt, then definitely you won’t use that hand to touch anywhere on your body as far as possible and you will rush to wash your hand as soon as possible.
There are many posts with fake information circulating around social media sites about COVID-19. People shall always follow genuine websites like WHO (www.who.int) to find authentic details.
Believing the wrong information at this alarming moment may turn into blunder in your life. And sharing such wrong post is even worse than anything else could ever be because it could mislead your near and dear ones and society as a whole. So before sharing any post, please make sure that you are getting them from authentic sources and ignore unnecessary articles and posts that are published or posted just to create a myth.
Also, remember that there are numbers of online scam sites that are actively involved in advertising and selling various products like N-95, N-97 masks & other face masks, hand sanitizers, tissues, medicines, etc. in the name of this virus. So we all shall be aware of these scam sites. So, we want to suggest you shop related products only from the renowned online stores like Amazon and so on in order to save yourself from scams. Or, at least do some research before you purchase anything from unknown online stores.
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