What to do not get infected with a coronavirus

Self-isolation To start, self-isolate

 as much as possible. Without need, do not appear in crowded places (public transport, shops, cafes, cinemas, etc.). While in them, keep a safe distance — not less than 1 m to a person. Avoid welcome handshakes, hugs and kisses, especially with people who have cold-like symptoms (sneezing, coughing, runny nose).

People over 65 years of age, as well as with pathologies (oncology, diabetes, cardiovascular, chronic diseases respiratory organs) virologists advise temporarily not to leave the house at all under any pretext. In this case, you can ask relatives, neighbors or volunteers to purchase medicines and other essentials.

Clean hands

To minimize the risk of coronavirus infection, medics are urged to wash their hands as often as possible, especially after being in public places. It must be done with soap. It is destructive not only on viruses, but also bacteria. Apply your hands for at least 15-20 seconds. In public areas, do not use a hand dryer. At least for the duration of the pandemic, apply paper towels. Scientists in 2012 concluded that airflow dryers additionally carry viruses and bacteria through the air.

If there is no soap and water at hand, the antiseptic will help out. Medics advise to use it to disinfect not only hands, but also any items of personal use (phone, purse, plastic cards). In recent days, there has been tension in pharmacies with antiseptics. Alcohol-containing liquids will be a good alternative. It is important that they contain at least 60% alcohol.

Don’t put your dirty hands to your face. The virus can enter the body through the mucosa of the mouth, nose or eye.

Minimum touch

In public places, do not touch with your bare hands to door handles, railings, elevator buttons and other objects and surfaces. If possible, do it in disposable gloves or with paper wipes.


During a pandemic, your “best friend” should be a mask. It is desirable that she be a one-off. Put on a mask in crowded places, it will not let you involuntarily touch your face with your hands.

Increase immunity

to make it easier for the body to resist infection, at least for the duration of the pandemic control your deleterious habits: reduce the amount of cigarettes smoked and alcohol drunk. Try to pour out, eat balanced. Give the body physical exertion, even sitting at home. Just 10-20 daily squats will help strengthen immunity.

Home hygiene

Being quarantined, don’t neglect hygiene at home. Air the rooms and regularly carry out wet cleaning, preferably with disinfectant.

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