The new coronavirus formally named SARS-COV-2 which stands for coronavirus 2 with the extreme acute respiratory syndrome. An infection with this virus can lead to coronavirus 19 or COVID -19 disease.
SARS-COV-2 is related to the SARS-COV coronavirus which causes another form of coronavirus disease from 2002 to 2003. Yet SARS-COV -2 is isolated from another virus and contain other coronaviruses.
Some individuals have only mild to moderate symptoms and others have extreme symptoms of COV-19. Below are the scientific facts of how we and others can defend ourselves.
Tips for prevention
Follow the instruction to help protect yourselves from SARS-COV-2 being catch brought and pass on.
1. Clean your hands regularly and with respect.
Use warm water and soap at least 20 seconds then rub your hands. Run the lather between your fingertips your wrist and under your fingernails.
Antibacterial and antiviral soap can also be used. If you cant wash your hand properly use the hand sanitizer. Rewash your hands several times a day especially after you touch something like your phone or laptop.
2. Avoid touching your face.
SARS-COV-2 can survive up to 72 hours on the hard surfaces. You can get the virus on your hands if you hit the surfaces such as door button a gas pump handle or a cell. Do not touch any part of your faces like nose mouth or eyes.
3. Avoid shaking hands and welcome men now.
Likewise, stop contacting others. Skin to skin contact moves from one person to another SARS-COV-2.
4. Don't share personal belongings.
Should not share personal things such as tablets lipstick and pebbles. Eating utensils and straw is also necessary not to share. Teach kids to know their cup spoon and other reusable dishes for their own use only.
5. When you cough and sneeze cover your mouth.
High level of SARS-COV-2 is present in the nose and mouth. This means that when you cough and sneeze air droplets can bring it to other people. This can land on to hard surface too and remain there for up to three days. Use tissue or elbow to sneeze because it will not make your hand infected.
6. Clean and flush surface.
Using alcohol-based disinfectant to clean hard surface like countertops door handles furniture and toys inside your home. Clean your phone laptop and everything else you use many times a day on a regular basis too. You can also use white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide solution for general cleaning.
7. Take social distance seriously.
When you have the SARS-COV-2 virus it is present in your spit in high quantities. This can happen even though the signs are not there. Distancing from society means staying home and operating remotely where possible. If you have to go out for necessity keep a distance of about 6 feet from others.
8. Should stay in groups.
Being in a party or meeting means you are more likely to be in direct touch with others. This involves avoiding all religious places of worship you might be too close to another congregant to sit or stand. This also involves meeting in parks or at beaches.
9. Don't eat or drink in public places.
This is not a time to eat outside. That means avoiding restaurants, cafe, bars and other restaurants. The virus can be transmitted through food, utensils, cup, plates. It may be airborne by other people in the venue as well.
10. Wash fresh groceries.
In a solution of food-grade hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar soak all the raw whole fruits and vegetables. Let it dry in your fridge and cupboard before putting them away.
11. Wear a mask
The centre for disease control and prevention suggest a reliable source that in public setting were social isolation may be difficult such as groceries stores almost all wear a cloth face mask. CDC instructs everyone to make your own face mask at home and wear it should be made by t-shirt and scissor.
12. If ill self-quarantine
When you do have some signs call the doctor to stay home before you manage to heal. Do not lie to sleep or have a meal with your loved one. Always wear a mask and wash your hand as much as possible.