How to Stay Safe From Coronavirus at Home

Most countries around the world have put in place coronavirus restrictions, from bans on public gatherings to closing borders, in a bid to curb the pandemic’s spread.

Stay Safe From Coronavirus at Home

As of Thursday, COVID-19 has killed more than 47,200 people, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The virus has infected 938,000 people worldwide with 194,000 recovering from it.

To be safe, most people are staying indoors. So, how can we be safe while at home?

Disinfect surfaces

It is advisable to disinfect surfaces that come into contact with people often. Using Clorox disinfecting wipes and certain Lysol sprays, both approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency, clean surfaces like tables, door handles, keyboards, light switches and remote controls.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Our hands touch many surfaces and pick up viruses. By touching our faces, the hands can then transfer the virus to the eyes, nose or mouth from where the virus can enter the body and cause illness.

Home deliveries, picking up mail

Many people are choosing home deliveries over having to go to the shops. But that is not without its risks. To limit the danger of a delivery worker potentially passing on the infection, ask them to leave the goods on your doorstep. Choose e-payments over cash. If you must meet the delivery worker, keep a two-metre (six-foot) distance.

At home, when possible, disinfect the delivered items with health agency approved disinfectants.

Wash your hands with soap or alcohol sanitizers after picking up your mail.

Having visitors

Avoid having guests. Where this is not possible, maintain social distancing and no shaking hands or hugging.

Respiratory hygiene

Following good respiratory hygiene is essential in keeping safe. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of the used tissues immediately, and sanitize your hands.

Feeling unwell

Consult your doctor, then isolate yourself. Avoid sharing washrooms with others, if possible. Disinfect surfaces that you have touched.

Staying safe outside

When leaving home to get essential goods such as groceries or medicine from pharmacies, it is advised that only one person do this task. This will limit the number of people exposed to potential risks.

When outside, maintain social distancing. Wear a mask and gloves if you have them. In grocery stores, wipe trolley handles before using them.

When you get back home, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and disinfect the purchased goods.

WHO also suggests:

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and many are experiencing outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.

Protecting yourself and others from the spread COVID-19

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

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.

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.

Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COIVD-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1 metre (3 feet).

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.

If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Why? Local and national authorities are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

Advice on the safe use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers

To protect yourself and others against COVID-19, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water. If you use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, make sure you use and store it carefully.

Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizers out of children’s reach. Teach them how to apply the sanitizer and monitor its use.

Apply a coin-sized amount on your hands. There is no need to use a large amount of the product.

Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose immediately after using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, as it can cause irritation.

Hand sanitizers recommended to protect against COVID-19 are alcohol-based and therefore can be flammable. Do not use before handling fire or cooking.

Under no circumstance, drink or let children swallow an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It can be poisonous.

Remember that washing your hands with soap and water is also effective against COVID-19.

Don’t spread fake news on Whatsapp. People also use a modded version of Whatsapp i.e GBWhatsapp to take off the restriction of Whatsapp and using advanced features of it.

Coronavirus – 6 Ways To Coop With Self-Isolation Or Home-Isolation – Part I

Disclaimer: This is an informative article written for imparting general knowledge, so it should not be considered a substitute for medical advice or guidance. Therefore, for any expert health advice, you should consult your doctor who will guide you according to your health situations.

Ways To Coop With Self-Isolation Or Home-Isolation

Coronavirus has engulfed almost the whole world, and it is still spreading in more and more countries over time. At present, more than two hundred countries are being affected, with ten lacs peoples suffering from this disease. The death toll in the world has raised to more than ten thousand.

According to the health gurus, personal hygiene and isolation are the best preventions to ward off and defeat this epidemic tragedy. In this article, you will know the best ways to coop with your home isolation. In the next article, you will get knowledge about how to be benefitted from your home or self-isolation.

Due to home isolation, all things are turned topsy-turvy and the world seems to be upside down.

The outcomes of self-isolation or home-isolation are depression, anxiety, and a feeling of loneliness. You may feel scattered and overwhelmed.

You are stuck in your home and living with changed schedules. And, above all, the continuous minute-to-minute news about the devastation of Coronavirus is making you sick, nervous and stunned. In this indolent situation, you and all of us are sitting on a double-edged-sword, and striving to fight against the fear which is minute-by-minute overwhelming us.

The best way to coop with this frightening situation is to explore an inner space within you – a safe space – the space where you listen to the innermost and deepest voice of your authentic self which tells you how to respond, instead of, to react. Your inner-self will also tell you how to inspire others to fight against this un-willing tragedy, and, how to trigger off your fear, and keep you and others safe.

“Keep yourself within your shell.”

You can coop successfully with your home-or-self-isolation by adopting the following measures. These techniques will help you in relieving your feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression.

1. Cut Down Your Information-Accessing-Time:

Avoid sitting all day in front of T.V. or turning on notifications on your mobile all the time, as at present all news and notifications are about Coronavirus and its devastations.

Listening or seeing this frightening news all day long is reeling you and constantly engaging your fear-response, and you are caught into a hysteric situation all the time.

Remaining in a state of grief or fear for a long time envelops your whole body and your soul, and an atmosphere of grief and sadness surrounds you, and you submerge and collapse in this situation, and the result may be any dangerous or unpleasant situation.

Therefore, mute your all mobile notifications, turn-off your T.V., and turn to it only once or twice throughout the day.

2. Create Schedule/Routine and Strictly Follow It:

I am a freelancer and working from home. Creating a schedule is the best way to engage yourself and do your tasks without fail while staying at home.

Creating a schedule and then strictly sticking to it will provide you a “quiet” you need. Your fear response will not constantly haunt you throughout the day.

Even if you are not working, a schedule is imperative to your daily personal works like brushing your teeth, shaving your beard, bathing, and other works that you may find out, for which you did not find time due to your outside engagements. Making a schedule will provide you a feeling of accomplishment, and that your day was productive, and also that you have not wasted your day.

3. Make Movements:

Movement is imperative for working your nervous system properly. It also helps to ward off your fear, anxiety, depression, flight or fear response by diverting your attention.

Keep moving; you can move within your home.

You can climb stairs, jump rope, dance, and run in place.

Ensure to move many times in a day. Movements will serve multiple purposes – it will help to regulate your mental health, maintain your weight, enhance your blood circulation, and save you from the hallucinations of fear and anxiety.

4. Exercise:

Exercise is the best way to keep you healthy. Without continuous movements and exercise, you will develop a sedentary habit that will damage your health, make you obese, and you will face all the problems related to inactivity.

No need for exhausting or over-working; do it according to your capacity. Exercise regularly; even light workouts for five to ten minutes daily will serve the purpose.

“Do exercise regularly to keep you fit and healthy.”

5. Meditate:

Start your day with meditation. It will help to connect you with yourself and set up your goals for the day.

Meditation is a good way to compose yourself and get ready to face the present challenges for the day.

In chaotic times like we are facing presently, meditation is the best way to connect to yourself – you can do it at any time but the start of the day is the best time.

“meditate to connect to yourself.”

6. Do Domestic Works:

This is high time to give a helping hand to your spouse. I am not asking you for cooking – you can do it, if you know it, and are good at it – at least your family members will enjoy different tastes and different dishes.

If not cooking, you can set your dining table, place dishes on the table. I will not ask you to take the task of washing your utensils, but there is no harm in it – at least, our spouses are doing this for so many years. You can make vegetables, scrub the meat, iron your clothes.

You can paint your house, upright small issues of sanitary or electrical wiring. But, Beware, only do these works, if you are expert in it, otherwise do not it – Because in that case, you will make things worse instead of correcting these, and it may also harm you.

What Has The Covid-19 Pandemic Done to Young Adults’ Mental Health?

The only pertinent topic of discussion that has circulated the news for the past two months is the Coronavirus outbreak and everything that it has come with. This respiratory virus has created a global pandemic and millions of people are under lockdown because of its rapid spread. Every day, the number of cases and deaths are steadily growing all over the world, now specifically in the United States.

Covid-19 Pandemic Done to Young Adults' Mental Health

Every local and national news channel is covering some sort of story at least once a day about the virus. Most states are now under a shelter-in-place order, meaning people may only leave if their job permits them to do so or for home and personal necessities. While this may be the best thing for the spreading of the virus to slow down, what is this doing to young adults’ mental health?

As of mid March, over 22 million people have filed for unemployment due to termination and having to stay at home. My mother and sister have even lost their jobs. The economy has taken a serious hit with most people having to follow the government’s orders and, in doing so, the workforce is also suffering. This leaves people stuck at home, isolated, and unable to do much about it. When isolated, those who are struggling with mental and emotional disorders may not be able to find positive ways to cope. As a college student, I have witnessed many of my classmates turning to alcohol during their isolation out of boredom, sadness, and loneliness. Also, many students are becoming anxious about having to do their schooling online, thus creating more of a desire to block out the anxiety. While not all students are drinking the days away, many are turning to illegal substances or unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with their current reality.

There are also the high school students that will not be able to graduate or participate in senior activities, which can be extremely disappointing. Many students at this age are already stressed over college admissions, moving away from home, graduating with their desired GPA, and making memories with their fellow classmates. College graduates will not be able to walk across the stage for their Bachelor’s, Master’s, or even Doctorate degrees. Being able to celebrate these accomplishments is a staple in our educational culture, and without a way to interact and celebrate with fellow peers, students and young adults are steadily having more difficulty coping. There is no set date for the end of this virus. The world has not dealt with a pandemic of this magnitude for many, many years. Anxiety can be rooted within uncertainty and since there is no clear end to this madness, many are having difficulty relaxing at home. I deal with this issue myself and have had to fill my days with a set schedule in order to be able to function.

There are many online resources for those who cannot see a psychologist or counselor in person, but not enough people are taking advantage of this. This is happening to people of all ages, and there is only so much the government can allow for personal interation in order to slow the spread of the virus. We must be proactive and reach out to family and friends alike. Let people know you are thinking of them and care about them, send a thoughtful care package, or create an online group to send positive messages to one another. The only way we can help each other is by being there for each other.

How Robotics is Playing an Important Role in The Current Covid19 Situation?

Covid19 has shown the world how fragile human life is. It has practically brought the entire world on its knees. World economy is suffering. Country heads are frantically looking for an antidote that will help them cure the illness. At present the medical fraternities across the globe has come up and is fighting the pandemic to ward of death and are trying to heal patients at the earliest. In countries like Italy, the death toll has reached sky high.

Covid19 has shown the world how fragile human life

However, this is one significant thing to note here. In the different treatments that are being carried out Artificial Intelligence is playing an important role.

It is seen that the medical professionals are resorting to tele-medicine in order to cure the patients. In America, doctors are treating patients in remote parts of the city through telephone. They are instructing the medicines that they need to take in order to get well.

There have been reports that a robot named Peanut is being used in hospitals in China to give the medicine and food to all those who are infected.

In fact, all those who are working from home are relying on artificial intelligence to carry out their professional commitments. Apps like Skype and Zoom are being used to carry out video conference calls. Not only this, in order to avoid contact and to maintain social distancing, paperless contacts are being encouraged.

Even schools are conducting online classes. Education is imparted to the students via online teaching. The teachers and professors are organizing online classes so that the normal school and college session is being carried out. Every effort is being made to keep things normal.

No one knows how the scenario is going to be in the next few weeks and as such it becomes all the more important to take proper care and measures. All the above-mentioned things would not have been possible if the robotics industry had not made progress. Robotics is the future. It is going to change everything. In this time when an outbreak of pandemic nature has taken place, robotics is ensuring that we remain in lane. So you can well understand the importance and significance of this industry. This is the right time to get your kids enrolled in the robotics classes in Nigdi Pune. There is no need to send your kid to the institute during this time. Engage him in interesting activities through online classes. Make the most of this quarantine time and improve his skills and expertise so that when everything gets back to normal, your kid will have mastered a new subject. What do you think about this? Share your views with us in the comments section. We would love to hear from you. If you have any query, feel free to get in touch with us at any point of time. You can drop us an email or call us as well. Why don’t you share your views in the comments section? We will get back to you at the earliest.