COVID-19: 3 Things you should know!

COVID-19: 3 Things you should know!

How to reduce risk

Frequent hand washing with soap and running water is the first defense of the Corona virus. In addition, there are other ways you must know to protect yourself and others. Get the latest guidance from the experts.

Find the Right Information

Corona virus is a new disease and experts are still researching the extent of its malignancy and the extent of its spread. Information changes quickly and a lot of misleading information circulates in the community. Always follow the latest information from credible experts.

What needs to be done if sick

The main symptoms of corona virus infection are fever, cough and shortness of breath. The elderly group (elderly) and people with chronic disease (chronic) have a higher risk. Know what needs to be done when you experience these 3 symptoms.

Know How to Reduce Risk

The best way to prevent it is not exposed to the corona virus. Most people get it directly from inhaling coughing or breathing of a sick person. People can also contract the virus by touching the surface of objects contaminated by coughing or breathing in sick people. Experts say the corona virus can live on the surface of objects for several hours to several days and therefore, washing hands with soap and running water becomes very important.

Cleanliness tips

Wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds and remind children to wash their hands with soap properly. (Use an easy way to measure the duration of 20 seconds, such as singing Happy Birthday 2x)
Wash your hands with soap when you get home, work or school, before eating, before preparing food, and after using the toilet.
Use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) if soap and running water are not available
Cover your mouth and nose with your elbows folded when coughing or sneezing or use a tissue, which is immediately thrown into a closed trash can after use. Wash hands with soap and running water or hand sanitizer.
Keep a distance of at least 1 meter from people. Don’t be near unhealthy people
Avoid touching the face because the mouth, nose, eyes can be the entrance of the virus.

Reduce Direct Contact (Social Distancing)

When people who are sick of COVID-19 are being isolated but spread the corona virus rapidly to their territory through close contact, then the pattern is referred to as community transmission. The more widespread community transmission occurs, then additional action needs to be taken, namely reducing contact between one citizen and other residents in the area (social distancing or here will be referred to as reducing contact between residents).

Events that bring crowds such as soccer matches, music concerts, religious events and large gatherings have been postponed everywhere, in Indonesia and in various other parts of the world.

Including measures to reduce contact between residents is to reduce counseling activities in public places, close schools and reduce the use of public transportation that is not important.

The act of reducing contact between citizens can be increased to a higher stage by considering the increasingly widespread distribution and by considering the effectiveness and impact on the community. If the spread of the virus occurs in certain locations, the action to reduce contact between citizens is first carried out in these locations and not directly at the national level.

The following is the guide of the experts:

  • Avoid large gatherings (more than 10 people)
  • Do not go to health facilities unless needed. If you have family members or friends who are hospitalized, limit visitors – especially if they are children or high-risk groups (elderly and people with illnesses that can make it worse, such as heart problems, diabetes and other chronic diseases)
    High-risk people should stay at home and avoid meetings or other activities that can expose them to viruses, including traveling
    Give support to family members (who do not live in your house) or infected neighbors without having to meet in person, for example by telephone or WA.
    Follow official guidelines in your area that can change your routine including school or work activities
    Follow the development of information because the situation can change quickly according to the development of the disease and its spread.
    Remember that if everyone does what must be done, we can all go through this and return to normal life.
    If you experience symptoms of corona virus infection (COVID-19) open this link to Pain? Take action.

Know the Correct Information

Everyone should try to keep abreast of development information about the corona virus disease COVID-19. This virus has spread to more than 110 countries since December 2019. Countries with many cases have issued new regulations to stop the spread of the virus and overcome outbreaks. It is important to keep abreast of the latest news COVID-19 and do not get caught up in hoax news or misinformation. You can spread information useful to family and neighbors. With social media and communication applications like Whatsapp we can stay in touch with loved ones who live in different regions.

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new type of corona virus and experts in Indonesia and globally are still researching the extent of its malignancy and the extent of its spread. Information changes quickly and a lot of wrong information circulates in the community, even more so on social media. Always follow the latest information from reliable sources.

Know What You Need To Do When You Sick

There are many types of corona viruses that can infect humans, including those that cause pain in the respiratory tract. The corona virus (COVID-19) is a new disease, caused by a new corona virus that has never been found in humans before.

The main symptoms are fever, fatigue and dry cough. Some patients may experience pain and ache, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. Symptoms experienced are usually mild and appear gradually.

But if you experience it, it does not mean you have corona virus because the symptoms are similar to the common cold. Most people infected with the corona virus eventually recover. The elderly group (elderly) and those who have health problems have a greater risk. Immediately contact a health facility for further consultation.

  • Groups of the elderly (elderly) and people with chronic (chronic) health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are at risk of experiencing serious illness.
    If you feel unwell, have a fever, are tired and have a dry cough, get enough rest at home and drink enough. If the complaint continues, or is accompanied by difficulty breathing (shortness of breath or rapid breathing), immediately seek treatment at a health care facility.
    Keep a distance of at least 1 meter from other household members
    When visiting a health care facility, wear a mask. If you don’t have a mask, follow the correct ethics of coughing / sneezing by covering your mouth and nose with folded elbows or tissue that is immediately thrown into a closed trash can.

At the health care facility

Health workers (health workers) at the health facility will conduct a screening suspect. If you meet the corona virus suspect criteria (COVID-19), you will be referred to one of the referral hospitals (RS) who are ready to handle COVID-19.
If you do not meet the criteria for suspicion, you will be hospitalized or outpatient depending on your doctor’s diagnosis and decision.

If you are healthy, but if in the last 14 days you have traveled to a country infected with COVID-19 or have felt contact with sufferers:

Immediately Contact Corona 119 ext 9 Hotline Center.

Masks: myths and facts

When KLB (Extraordinary Events) everyone wants to do something that makes themselves and their families safe and protected. Wearing a mask seems logical and instinctive to protect oneself, but experts find that most people do not understand how to use a mask properly and can accidentally contaminate themselves by touching the outside of the mask when removing and touching the face afterwards or not properly removing the mask.

WHO recommends rational use of masks to avoid the waste of valuable resources and the use of masks that are wrong.

  • Use a mask when coughing or sneezing
    Masks are only effective when combined with frequent hand washing with soap and running water or hand sanitizing liquid (min 60% alcohol)
    When using a mask, use it properly and dispose of it properly too.

Wear the right mask

Masks are used by people who cough or sneeze or are treating suspected COVID-19. WHO provides the following guidelines.

  • Before putting on a mask, wash your hands with soap and running water or hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
    Put on a mask to cover the mouth and nose and make sure there is no gap between the face and the mask
    Avoid touching the mask when used. If touched, wash hands with soap and running water or hand sanitizer (60% minimum alcohol)
    Replace the wet mask with a new mask and do not reuse the mask that has been used
    To open the mask: remove from the back. Don’t touch the front of the mask; dispose of immediately in a closed trash or plastic bag; wash hands with soap and running water or, if not available, use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol).