That’s not the start of 2020 we all were looking forward to.
Within a month, we came across a World War 3 tension, after that, we witnessed the wildest fire of all time in Australia, and now we’ve got a virus on loose in China.
Amidst those issues, we have now got a new plague-like situation in China as the new Wuhan Coronavirus has spread not only all over mainland China but also worldwide.
China is in a constant sense of helplessness, as the government is being pressurised to curb this virus in their own land. The Chinese government has introduced various travel restrictions in Beijing.
But, the question is what exactly the Corona virus is?
Apparently, this virus has come from animals which were either worked with or shopped at the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. Those animals were often sold live. The point is; new and troubling viruses usually originate in animal hosts. Ebola and flu are some fine examples.
Being such a dangerous virus to be surrounded with, I went on the internet and come up with some precautions that you can take in order to stay safe from it.
- When leaving your home, do make sure to wear gloves and keep them on in subways, buses, and public spaces.
- Wearing gloves isn’t the only thing you should be aware of doing, you need to wash them daily to keep them fresh.
- In case you are in an event, and gloves are not the way to go, then do make sure not to touch your face or eyes, no matter how eager you are to itch. Always maintain a safe distance from your hands and face.
- A mask is the need of this hour. Most of the masks out there deteriorate after a wearing or two. Using the same mask every day is worse than nothing.
- Ask others who are constantly sneezing or coughing to consider wearing a mask to ease up the situation. And if they refuse to do so, then don’t hesitate to take a few steps back and ignore them like they don’t exist.
- In your house, remove all the towels from your bathroom and kitchen and change them up with fresh ones.
- And last but not the least, be careful with doorknobs. If it’s possible, then don’t be ashamed of opening and closing doors with your elbows. Wear gloves to turn a doorknob or wash your hands after touching it.
Should We Panic?
For now, the answer would be a straight no.
If there were any outbreaks, we would’ve been informed by the World Health Organization as a public health emergency of international concern. The main issues are how transmissible this new virus is and what proportion exactly has become severely ill and ended up in the hospital. Often viruses that spread easily tend to have a milder impact.