The novel coronavirus has shaken the world. Each passing day, there are hundreds of new cases and people losing their lives all across the globe. Many of us withdrew to their homes and trying to cope with this new lifestyle. The World Health Organisation has published a comprehensive guide to warn us against COVID-19. But as a gentle reminder to our dear readers, we also provided a list of things you can do.
- First of all, unless you really have to, stay at home. You may not show any COVID-19 symptoms, but you might become a vessel to carry it to the more vulnerable members of the public. Always be aware of this possibility.
- Practice personal hygene diligently. This diligence starts with washing your hands regularly. Spend around 30 seconds at the sink to wash and rinse properly.
- If you have no access to water and soap, always use hand sanitisers or antibacterial wipes.
- Regularly disinfect the surfaces you frequently touch. Your kitchen counter, smartphone, keyboard and mouse can all be examples to these.
- Prepare food with clean hands, wash and cook the produce thoroughly.
- Practice social distancing whilst in public. Which is at least 1.5 metres between you and the closest individual.
- Refrain from taking ibuprofen at this stage, stick with paracetemol.
- Finally, always follow local and international health authorities. Stay up to date with their announcements and warnings.
Remember, keeping the spread curve flat starts with you taking care of yourself. Only then you will be able to help others. Here you are some places you can go in order to contribute the efforts for the public:
- World Health Organisation has a solidarity fund that you can donate to.
- Red Cross and Red Crescent have published guidelines about their partners in fighting coronavirus.
- You can be on the lookout for charity drives and other supply gathering events (observing hygene measures of course!). A good example is Meals on Wheel America
Always be up to date with health authorities. Keep track of their announcements and take their warnings seriously. Some of the pages you can visit frequently are:
- United Kingdom safety guidelines are applicable for all English speakers.
- If you are living in a populated city, you can base your attitude on New York state safety guidelines.
You can also keep following your favourite gaming websites, as most of them are publishing about COVID-19. In the coming days, we will also keep providing content about the novel coronavirus and our fight against it.