7 Ways To Prevent #Coronavirus From Spreading In Ghana


There has been a recent spread of coronavirus in some parts of the world and everyone is taking the right measures to ensure that they are not infected.

With the World Health Organization(WHO) describing it as a pandemic disease, two cases have been confirmed in Ghana and a lot more in other part of the African continent. 

Hence, the need to educate ourselves on how to prevent it from spreading
and infecting us has become very necessary.

Coronavirus affects the human respiratory system, causing symptoms from sneezing to coughing to shortness of breath and in some cases could lead to death.

Here are a few ways to keep yourself protected and safe from the deadly virus.

1. Wash your hands properly=
In this period, it is very important that you wash your hands properly and regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Some experts would advice that while you are washing your hands, you should sing the popular ‘happy birthday’ song, the duration of the song will allow you to reach all the parts of your fingers. Wash your hands after touching door knobs, wash your hands after touching things especially in public places.

2. Use hand sanitizer in your bag=
In cases where you don’t have access to water and soap, you can always use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer are liquids that help kill germs and are very portable. Use the alcohol based hand sanitizer as often as you can.

3. Steer clear of raw meats and animal products=
If you can, try to avoid any physical contact with animals, animal products and raw meats because they might be contaminated .

4. Always cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing=
When you sneeze or cough, endeavor to use a tissue to cover your mouth and dispose the tissue properly. If you use your hands to cover your mouth, wash immediately with soap and water. By doing this, you are preventing the spread of germs.

5. Go to the hospital=
The moment you start to feel feverish, coughing and having flu, immediately take a trip to the hospital. Do not treat yourself. It might not be corona-virus but prevention is better than cure as they say.

6.Wear a facemask =
If you are sick,you should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.

7. 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. 

In other news,the Ghanaian government has budgeted a cedi equivalent of 100 million dollars to fight the deadly disease that started in the Chinese town of Wuhan.

Source= www.Kgnewsonline.com 

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