COVID-19: Are you responsible enough?

“How we can stop meeting people? No handshaking, how come to behave so rudely? Let’s hang out in Bazaar and with families, got vacations! And yes, the most frequent response, ‘‘ Isam Nishta Marra’’ (there isn’t such thing as the corona, these are rumors). Oh God Seriously?

Our families gathered and accepted invites from those coming from Umrah, we damn cared if it is infecting 39 more, we arranged marriages parties at homes as govt. had banned the wedding halls as if authorities wanted to ban the halls and not gatherings? This was our approach towards a disease that is incurable and has taken more than 30 thousand lives around the world. Govt. responsibility aside, we are equally responsible for this rapid increase across the country!

The major concern now is to control it, if the increase in the tally remains the same, we can get into the community transmission phase soon. It is high time to come up with moral and social responsibility!

Stay at home

  • Means stay at home! The more you are at home the more you get fewer chances of being a victim of the Corona.
  • Try to go once in a month for grocery shopping, and don’t go outside on a daily basis for it.
  • Do not accept invitations from family members and don’t invite either
  • Put all important gatherings, parties on delay, life is important than these all gatherings!

Take steps to protect others, stay home if you’re sick

  • Completely stay indoors if you are sick, have common flu, temperature, chest infection or cough. Only go out to get medical care.

Avoid close contact

 • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

• Put distance of about 6 FEET between yourself to restrain local transmissions

Clean Hands often

 • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

 • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60%    alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cover Coughs and Sneezes

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

• Throw used tissues in the trash.

 • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask

  • If going out is necessary, wear a good mask
  • At home, you do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask).
  • Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Never touch

  • When going out, your hands may come in contact with people and things Never touch your nose, mouth or eyes.
  • If you can’t control this keep hand sanitizer and before touching your nose mouth or eyes use this when you are outside of the home.
  • Try to avoid touching all the objects which may come in public use like a handrail, a public glass of water filters, public transport, any kind of railing, etc.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:

Most common household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

 • Diluting household bleach. To make a bleach solution, mix: 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water o 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

• Alcohol solutions. Ensure the solution has at least 70% alcohol.

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