Social distancing during Corona Virus outbreak: How to do it

Here is how you can practice social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Corona Virus cases are continuously increasing and people are bracing for the impact. The local government of many countries is following the protocol and limiting the social interaction of people by closing up gyms, restaurants, movie theatres and other public places.

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During this time, it is more than important to maintain adequate distance from people and understand that you can be the carrier of COVID-19. Many people are under the impression that young and healthy people won’t get affected by this virus but can very well be the carriers.

Social distancing can help contain the spread of COVID-19. Here is how you can do it.

Why you should participate in social distancing?

Since there is no cure or vaccine available for Corona Virus, it is important to take precautionary measures that include non-pharmacological interventions and consist of handwashing, sanitizing and social distancing. People who are infected pose threats to the general public and the symptoms take time to show.

Is domestic traveling safe?

It depends on the condition of the place you are traveling to and if the government has posed any restrictions. Also, if it is not absolutely necessary, it is best to postpone your trip.

Is it safe to use public transportation?

Being in crowded places does make it risky for you. However, some people do not have a choice but to travel to work. Make sure you carry sanitizers and wipes with you. If this is not possible since people are facing a shortage of these commodities, make sure you wash hands frequently.

Is it safe to go out for dinners and movies?

Most of the public places have now been shut temporarily and the number of people per gathering has been restricted. It is important to reduce contact with people during this time.

Is it safe to go to the gym?

People wish to keep themselves healthy and active during this time and it is totally understandable. Exercising in the gym can not only increase your chances of catching the virus but you’ll also become a carrier, in case you contract the infection. It is best to keep your visit to the gym limited and switch to home workouts for now.

How serious is this situation?

The situation does call for urgent action and not having a vaccine yet is taking a toll on resources. There is no need to panic but every reason to be aware and take precautions.