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Covid-19 has totally changed our lifestyle as we know it, disrupting every facet of human existence while every nation on the planet grapple to contain it.

From the economy to education, to entertainment, sports, government, social life etc.; none is immune to its impact.

several countries have implemented one form of lock-down or the other with about a third of the total world population estimated to be under lock-down. it is being touted by some world media that the closest to a return to a semblance of ‘ normal life’ for us might be weeks if not months away.

with no known cure or vaccine in sight, your safest bet against this virus is not getting infected in the first place. And this means following WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines; recommendations by the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC (Nigerian Centre for Disease Control) on how to stay safe.

In this light, we have put some of these recommendations together to help you stay safe. Please read on.

  • First of all, wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is because soap molecule has been proven to be quite effective in killing the virus and getting it off your hand. You can equally puerile with a 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your nose/mouth with a tissue when sneezing/coughing, then dispose of the used tissue immediately. This is because the virus has been discovered to travel majorly through the respiratory droplets of an infected person. Using a tissue paper and discarding it ensures you do not infect another person if you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people showing symptoms of respiratory diseases such as coughing/sneezing. It has been found that the respiratory droplets of a coughing or sneezing infected person only travels about one meter or three feet. ensure you maintain this distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Wave or elbow bump instead of shaking hands with people. Shaking an infected person without properly washing your hands may help the spread of the disease if you touch your face or anyone else with the same hand.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. The virus has been found to have the ability to survive for long hours or even several days on different surfaces. So, frequently touched surfaces like door knobs, your mobile phones, Remote control, switches etc. should be disinfected with anti-viral cleaning agents.
  • Seek medical assistance early if you have symptoms like coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath, fever or sore throat. 
  • Practice social distancing: buy your fresh/frozen food needs from the comfort of your home on www.myingredients.com.ng                                                    STAY SAFE PEOPLE

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