Covid-19 is increasingly threatening Indonesia because of its wide spread. Residents were also asked to be disciplined in maintaining health and hygiene to avoid this dangerous virus.
The increase in corona virus cases not only occurs in Indonesia, but also in various parts of the world. At present, there are three countries outside China that are most severely affected by this outbreak, namely the United States, Italy, and Spain.
Until now, no vaccine has been found that can overcome it. When researchers conduct a series of vaccine tests that can be used as an antidote for viruses, we must be vigilant and adopt a healthy lifestyle to avoid the corona virus.
Limiting activities outside the home and avoiding crowds is a must. Even the Indonesian government also stressed to do social distancing accompanied by the process of learning, working, and worshiping at home. This is very important so that more people are not exposed to the Corona virus.
- Wash Your Hands
While it may sound common, hand washing is the basis of hygiene and health. Hands are a source of germs and bacteria that can cause various diseases. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds using soap, and running water.
This step effectively kills germs and bacteria, including corona virus. Washing hands is one way to prevent the spread of the corona virus which is highly recommended, including by the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Wearing a mask
Although the corona virus is not transmitted through the air, try to use a mask to stay protected from the virus. If your condition is healthy, the fabric mask is safe enough to wear.
But if you are in poor health, then try to use a medical mask that has a thickness of 3 layers, aka 3 ply.
- Avoid touching
Hugging, and shaking hands, are things to avoid. By avoiding skin contact, there is no possibility of virus or germ transfer.
- Don’t touch the face area
Corona virus can attack the body through the triangular area of the face such as the mouth, eyes and nose. So, avoid touching it so that there is no possibility of corona virus entry into the body.
The house can become the center of the spread of the virus if it is not cleaned properly. Experts say that soap and germ-killing liquid are needed to clean surfaces. They say what needs to be cleaned often is the door handles, tables and chairs that are often occupied. Clean the most touched surface.
Clean the doorknob, electrical checks, and HP twice a day with soap. Because the virus spreads from the hands that touch the face, experts recommend that we clean any surface in the house regularly. Dr Stelzer-Braid said that in order for our homes to be clean, it is best to have the most touched surfaces cleaned twice a day. Cleaning fluid that has been mixed with water and additional alcohol content above 70 percent is a good cleaner.
Of course, with the above prevention efforts effectively protect you from the covid-19 virus.