4 ways you can help stop the spread of COVID-19

With the President announcing the 5 different levels of lockdown, it’s important that we all play our role in decreasing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here’s how you can help in the fight against COVID-19.

Sanitise your cellphone

Our phones hold different kinds of germs and bacteria. Since coronavirus lives on surfaces too, it’s probably a good idea to regularly wipe your phone with alcohol-based wipes or a sanitiser. This way you’re reducing the chances of getting the virus or even transmitting it to others.

Wash your hands the right way

You must have heard how important it is to wash your hands as regularly as possibly. This is because our hands come into contact with many surfaces that COVID-19 can live on. So, make sure that you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Always use soap or an alcohol-based sanitiser. Wash your wrist, palms and the back of your hands, and don’t forget to wash in between your fingers, too.

Keep surfaces clean

Germs and viruses tend to live longer on household surfaces like door handles, switches, countertops, and even the sink. Make sure you clean these surfaces with a bleach-based soap as often as possible. Remember to also wipe door knobs and handles as these are used by a lot of people and can gather germs and bacteria.

Do not touch your face

While it may be hard to not touch your face, it’s recommended that you try, especially when you are in public areas. Since  COVID-19 lives on surfaces, you are likely to infect yourself by touching your face (eyes, mouth, and nose) if you’ve unknowingly come in contact with unsanitised surfaces.

Stay home

Until otherwise stated by government, everyone except essential workers and people working in certain sectors, should continue to stay home. COVID-19 spreads rapidly when groups of people are in contact with one another, which is why we need to make sure we keep practicing social distancing and stay tuned to the news for updates.

By taking the necessary steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19, you are helping save lives. Do your part, practice good hygiene, obey the rules and encourage your family to do the same. Remember your actions can help the rest of the world win the war against this virus. If you suspect that you or a family member may have the virus, read this.

If you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).

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