Japantennpo.asia – After the Corona virus (Covid-19) was upgraded by WHO to become a global pandemic, it immediately opened people’s eyes to the importance of maintaining health and cleanliness. Currently, thousands of Indonesians have been positively infected by Covid-19, this number is predicted to continue to rise.
However, the number of medical personnel and health facilities is still limited. If the number of patients exceeds the capacity, many people will not be able to get treatment and eventually lives are at stake. That is why it is important for all of us to help control the rate of spread of this disease.
This can be done by adopting a healthy lifestyle and always maintaining cleanliness. By doing these things, we will get a lot of benefits. Apart from being healthier, we can also avoid being infected with the Covid-19 virus. Let’s take a look at some tips from Garda Medika, health insurance from Astra Insurance to prevent being infected with the Covid-19 virus
Get to know the characteristics of the Covid-19 virus first
The Covid-19 virus can survive in several places for a certain period, according to research published by the Journal of Hospital Infection, February 2020, the Covid-19 virus can survive in several places in the following times:
- In the air = 3 hours
- Copper and aluminum = 3-4 hours
- Surgical or medical gloves = 8 hours
- Cardboard or cardboard = 24 hours
- Iron, steel, and plastic = 2 – 3 days
- Wood and glass = 4 days
- Paper = 4-5 days
- In fact, in some cases, this virus can last up to 5 days.
Starting with yourself
1. Increase Immunity
Eat fruits and vegetables and drink at least 8 glasses of water every day, because fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and antioxidants that the body needs to fight disease.
Doing physical activity and regular exercise, light exercise such as walking at least 5000 steps and exercising 30 minutes per day are proven to reduce the risk of various diseases.
Adequate rest, quality sleep is proven to increase endurance
Positive mindset, stress and bad thinking disorders can contribute to an increased risk of disease.
Quitting smoking, respiratory problems caused by smoking can increase the severity of a disease, especially the Covid-19 virus which attacks the human respiratory system.
2. Maintain Cleanliness
Apply proper cough and sneezing etiquette, cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with the inner elbow or tissue and throw away the tissue immediately after use.
Clean your personal belongings and clothes, the Covid-19 virus has different durations when it sticks to objects around us.
Always apply physical distancing, keeping a distance of approximately 1 meter from other people can prevent us from being exposed to the Covid-19 virus droplet.
Avoid touching the face with your hands, as much as possible do not touch the face area, because the eyes, nose, mouth, ears are the entry points for the virus.
Minimize touching unnecessary objects, hands that are contaminated with the virus can become an intermediary for the entry of disease into the body.
Wash your hands with running water and soap or use a hand sanitizer, washing your hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds can damage the walls of the virus so that it can kill the virus. If you need further information, customers can contact Garda Akses, namely Astra Insurance call center at number 1 -500-112. We are ready to serve 24 hours. Hopefully the spread of the Covid-19 virus can be resolved soon and we can all make it through this pandemic safely, and we can all return to normal activities as before.