There's only ONE thing you need to understand about how a coronavirus SPREADS

There's only ONE thing you need to understand about how a coronavirus SPREADS

The virus spreads when these droplets from a sick person get into the healthy person's eyes, nose and mouth.

So if you see someone who is visibly coughing, sneezing, or sick, you can choose to:

  1. Keep your distance in 2m-0.5m, will keep you safe from large droplets. 
  2. Give them a mask; they can cough or sneeze into it and protect everyone else nearby. 

And in general, it’s a good idea to avoid crowds, because you don't know who might be sick.

People who are infected of the #virus can show no symptoms, but are still INFECTIOUS and they are called as asymptomatic. 

Words to ponder:

  • Asymptomatic – a person that shows no symptoms of being infected
  • Symptomatic – a person that shows obvious symptoms or sign of being infected.

 However, sometimes a sick person’s saliva can get on other things; (through sneezing or coughing)

  • their hands
  • door knobs
  • train straps
  • pens
  • mouse
  • digital devices
  • tissue
  • chopsticks
  • lift buttons
  • cups (its better you have your own personal cup or glass)
  • stair bannisters
  • paper money and coins
  • credit cards
  • package or groceries handling
  • food packing
  • light switch
  • keys
  • delivery packages and even on the outside of a healthy person’s face mask.

In this case if you touch any of these things by accident, and then touch your

  • face
  • rub eyes
  • loved ones face, you might all get infected. Virus can last for up to 24 hours on objects, and the only effective way to get rid of it is to wash them off with soap or sanitize your groceries.

 

Updated additional information about #coronavirus:

The centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) updated the symptoms of COVID-19 as reports from doctors and researchers saying patients are showing other indicators eventually leading to the disease.

Previous symptoms of an infected person:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

New symptoms:

  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell

For more information about the step by step procedures at “home quarantine” for self-quarantine under covid-19, you may refer at https://www.merrylife.ph/blogs/home-quarantine-procedures-for-self-quarantine-under-covid-19

Bonus tips: Proper sanitizing your groceries you may head over on our Instagram account for visual procedures: https://www.instagram.com/merrylifeph/

Infographic by: Weimankow

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