Many of us have wondered if the Coronavirus outbreak will ever end this year which seems to have already come to an end to some people. While you might wonder when the governments will finally allow everyone of us to leave our houses and apartments to go back to doing our normal daily activities, that day will finally come just that we don’t know how soon it will be.
Meanwhile with that, many of us still wonder how the end of the “Stay indoor” would be. Many people have been planning how they’ll spend the time out when finally allowed to do so. The kind of party they’ll throw or how they’ll hug those they loved and missed so much ad so on and so forth.
But you should know those might actually be a dangerous practice as far as the coronavirus’ case is concerned. What we don’t know about the SARS CoV-2 Virus (medical name of the Coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease) is alot because of the fact that its new.
Different world governments will surely have different measures to reintegrate the society back together, allowing businesses o reopen and get economies back to where they’re supposed to be.
“The worst that can happen is that we make a misstep and let our emotions get ahead of the facts, and we have to go through this again,” said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his April 11 daily press conference.
Because the virus is being silent transmitted from people to people despite not even exhibiting any sign of the disease means its very very contagious with the tiniest contact, the virus can be passed on to another host. So it’s important to take things a step after the other as things won’t auto-magically return back to the ways they were before the pandemic. So we have a list of things you shouldn’t do for a long time even after your country has re-opened itself for operations.
DONT: Go to bars or host parties
The reason for government agencies enforcing the social distancing measure is to slow the spread of the virus because as said earlier, even asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus can still pass it out through their oral or nasal droplets and as we all know, a party is another breeding ground for another outbreak.
“I will just remind the American people again. This is a highly contagious virus,” Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said in an April 15 briefing. “Social gatherings, coming together, is always a chance that an asymptomatic person can spread the virus unknowingly … But for all of you that are out there that would like to join together and just have that dinner party for 20 — don’t do it yet.”
DO: Continue to wash your hands
Coronavirus aside, washing your hands often keeps germs and infections away from your body. It’s a basic hygiene to be practiced on the regular so when next you shake someone’s hands, or push shopping carts, touch surfaces or objects, always remember to wash your hands with soap and water to get rid of whatever germs you must’ve have contracted.
Another reason why the “Stay at Home” order is placed on people is so as to not overwhelm the hospitals with patients in critical condition as well as to reduce the risk of getting a life-threatening symptoms.
So inculcate the habit of constant hands washing and let that become parts of your personal hygiene especially if you’re the type that bites nails or puts objects in your mouth, this is a bad thing to do and should be stopped.
DON’T: Visit people who are at risk immediately
Suddenly visiting your parents and grandparents or those with other underlying health issues which might have compromised their immune system when the quarantine period ends might be a bad idea. Quarantine measures are likely to loosen before the vaccine arrives that will help protect people most at risk if they do acquire COVID-19.
While early vaccine testing is said to be on its way, approval might still take months which doesn’t necessarily mean you have to chill for a whole year before seeing a loved one but taking the time out to ensuring you don’t compromise their health and wellbeing by staying away for sometimes from them might be a good idea which is why you can utilize video conferencing services like Zoom or Google Meet.
For people who are in high-risk groups, keeping a healthy distance may still be the best way to keep them safe. That’s something you and your family will need to carefully evaluate.
DON’T: Plan some unnecessary grand vacation
You might have listed the places and venues you want to visit when travel bans are lifted but you should note this to be a very risky adventure. So why not just chill in your country or wherever you are right now for the time being until scientists and world governments can figure the disease out the more.
International movement is the main reason for the the global pandemic as people migrated from China across the world, the disease quickly spread within such a short period leading to the death of tens of thousands already.
Airports is a place where intermingling is almost unavoidable unless you’re well suited in a hazmat suit. People will cough, sneeze, even talk to you and those ways, the disease which is deemed airborne will be transmitted. If a recurrence were to happen, the last thing you want is the stress of finding yourself quarantined in an unfamiliar country, without a clear or quick way home so stay at your country for now.
MASKS are still your best friends
As a society, we should always brace ourselves for the worse because what if quarantine measures needs to be re-enforced just as we’ve seen in countries like Singapore or Hong Kong.
While it’s good to be optimistic about things, it’s also wise to be ready for whatever which is why you want to keep your masks around just in case you need them in the near future.