What stops coronavirus: Home quarantine, social distancing and self-care

how to stop coronavirus

Coronavirus! The one word that has caused fear even among the bravest continues to spread in thousands. With stay-at-home orders and global shutdown scenarios, you must be wondering when will this end, haven’t you?

Little did you know that stopping coronavirus is now in our hands until someone finds a magical medicine that ends it permanently. Yes, when all of us stay healthy, it slows down the spread of disease which will ultimately break the chain. 

Every person can help avoid the further spread of COVID-19. There are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself and others around you to stay healthy.

Home Quarantine 

Study says that about 25% of transmissions of coronavirus may be spread by people who don’t yet know they have the virus.

✔ So, stay home if you feel sick or if you’ve been exposed to people tested positive for coronavirus.

✔ Stay home even otherwise! You’ll never know who’s infected outdoors.

✔ If you become ill due to coronavirus, you will be super-contagious to other people.

✔ Two weeks or 14 days provide enough time for you to know whether or not you’ve been infected by coronavirus.

✔ Follow standard hygiene and washing hands frequently.

✔ Do not invite guests.

✔ Stay at least 6 feet away from other people in your household.

✔ Do not share things like towels and utensils with others.

✔ Use a separate washroom, if possible.

✔ Once your quarantine period has ended, if you do not have symptoms, follow your doctor’s instructions on how to return to your normal routine.

✔ If you show symptoms, take medical help immediately.

Social Distancing

Social distancing is maintaining sufficient distance between people to avoid spreading illness.

✔ Avoid crowds in the first place.

✔ Avoid close contact with others.

✔ Say No to handshakes.

✔ Limit interactions with others.

✔ Stay at least 6 feet away from other people to lessen your chances of catching COVID-19.

✔ Working from home instead of at the office to avoid contacting other people.

✔ Cancel or postponing plans that force you to meet people.

Self Care

Whether you are enjoying your stay at home or you are starting to feel bored about it, never forget to self-monitor for possible symptoms. Regularly check your temperature and watch for signs of respiratory illness, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.

Also, follow self-care activities that will set yourself up for a healthy future indoors.

✔ Watch some feel-good TV programs, Netflix series or youtube videos.

✔ Watch something positive and allow yourself to zone out from what’s going on in the world.

✔ Indulge in skincare.

✔ Clean and organize your space.

✔ Follow physical exercise you can do from home.

✔ Indulge yourself preparing a tasty, healthy homemade meal.

✔ Even if you are physically separated from your loved ones, connect with them virtually over the voice/video call.

You may also want to read about:

Does Your Hand Sanitizer Effectively Kill Coronavirus? 10 Things You Might Not Know About.
Preventing Coronavirus: When & When Not To Wear A Face Mask
✔  How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

Remember, the decisions you make will decide the speed of the coronavirus outbreak. By doing your part, you can make a big difference to your health, and that of others around you.

Even if you are young and healthy, follow these because doing so can end up saving someone’s life.

Stay SAFE ❤️



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Dr Jisha Gomez

She is a highly skilled dermatology physician with strong expertise in improving skin & hair health through the development of corrective treatment combinations. She completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, UK & Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine (FAM) from the Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Delhi with over 5+ years experience treating skin patients. She has worked in Government hospitals in Trivandrum and Bangalore. She is actively involved in creating awareness for healthy skin, breaking the social stigma based on skin colour & stopping steroid abuse in our country.