Pandemics do not stop on holidays just like us. So, there are some terms that are repeating on media and social media. You will be using it for a long time. Who knows when will this COVID-19 stops.
Social distancing is increasing the physical space between persons. The minimum distance that you should maintain is 6 feet/ 1.8 meters.
Examples of social distancing
- Cancellation of large gatherings and sports like PSL 5.
- Working from home.
- Closures of educational institutions.
- 14 days lockdown
These precautions can help in reducing the number of coronavirus victims.
Isolation is a health term that means remaining away from the people who have any contagious disease and virus e.g coronavirus(COVID-19).
Self-Quarantinemeans put yourself in isolation, particularly for 14 days. Quarantine generally means that separation of the person who has exposed to communicable disease. But he himself has not shown any symptoms of that disease. The medical experts from all over the world including Instacare.com.pk say that 14 days period is enough for showing the symptoms of coronavirus.
Flattening the Curve
Flattening the curve means a reduction in an increasing number of victims of coronavirus. The numbers are increasing in direct proportion with time. By quarantining yourself, this curve will decrease.
From above, we came to know the most trending terms on social media. Social distancing is the way that we can flat the curve and can reduce the spread of coronavirus. Coronavirus has become pandemic now and it will cost many human lives just like other pandemics of human history like Spanish Flu, Congo virus, and Plague. According to WHO, Spanish Flu kills almost a quarter of the world e.g 50 million. If it is not stopped then after some decades it will be added into the list of pandemics and one of the most deadly diseases in the history of humankind.
Measures to stop coronavirus(COVID-19)
- Social Distancing
The immediate action is set in ascending order and it depends upon the severity of the disease. Social distancing is an important and basic step that everybody can do to stop this pandemic and save oneself. If you feel any illness and have started to see symptoms of coronavirus, then immediately contact your nearby health center or contact here for counseling online.
While Social Distancing, You can
- Read books
- Teach your kids as schools are closed
- Home Gardening
- Family Activities
- Stay in touch with loved ones through Skype e.t.c.
- Try new recipes of other cultures
- Walk but not in parks and crowded places
While Social Distancing, You can not
- Arrange gatherings at your place
- Arrange unnecessary meetings
- Go for dinner outside
- Do unnecessary traveling
- Work out at public gyms
- Visit relatives especially elderly relatives like grandpa and grandma
- Study in an educational institution
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guides the public on their household plans during this lockdown. While creating a plan for this time and you can do the following:
Talk with those who need to talk
Talk with your family members because everybody has different interests. Plan activities by keeping in view the interests of every family member.
Plan ways if your loved ones become ill
“Expect good and prepare for the worst” thing applies here because if your family member falls ill. In case, you did not think about it then it will create panic and could cause great loss.
Create a list of organizations
For this, create a list of organizations that can properly guide you on what to do in that situation. For this purpose, the government of Pakistan created a helpline for the guidance of individuals. You can call on 1166 to ask for more details on coronavirus. Instacare is providing free counseling on this high time for serving the community. You can call on 0310-000-2273 for guidance from medical experts.
Wash your hands frequently with soap for 20 seconds. But take care of natural water resources, you should not waste it for other calamities. Use sanitizers for outdoor purposes where water is not available.
Understand how it spreads
Coronavirus spreads from person to person but not from person to person who is 6 feet away from each other. Take necessary precautions like sneezing in your elbow and wear the, you will be safe.
In this state of crisis, it is an obligation to care for your loved ones but take care of other members of the community as well. If you are exposed to this disease or having symptoms of it then take precautions to protect yourself and your community.
Social distancing is the basic and necessary step that can save millions of lives. No doubt, it is necessary to stop coronavirus. We can only stop it with social distancing because it’s vaccine not found yet. Here, we discussed a few steps that can help you do easily. We covered a few activities that you can do at this time to utilize this time in a productive manner. After this crisis will end, you will be happy to use this time for yourself and your family.