COVID-19 : How to protect yourself !

As we are facing this pandemic disease COVID-19 which is spreading every hour. The world is coming together to fight this COVID — 19 pandemics where different Government sectors, NGOs, private organizations, and individuals, all are doing their bit to respond against this global outbreak. The situation in some countries is even worst and they are trying to recover from that while some countries are trying to reduce the rate at which COVID-19 can spread by taking different actions like social lock down. But this is a disease which requires human efforts where we should stop ourselves from going out and to keep our self in isolation as this is the only way to stop spreading this disease.

In India, so many poor people are migrating from metro cities to villages as there are no jobs for them and they are struggling to get their food. In these situations, the government should take them in confidence that they will get all the necessary items like food, milk, money, etc for their survival as this is the only way to stop them from migration.

In the last few days, I did some research where I have gone through the WHO guidelines, seen the interviews of some doctors and experts. Based on that, there are some measures which we can take to stay safe against COVID-19.

Wash your hand regularly:
It is very much required to wash our hands regularly using soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Using this we can kill the viruses that may be on our hands.

Many people ask that if we are staying at home then what is the need to wash the hand regularly so the answer is still you need to wash regularly. The reason is that the virus can be there at any household item and accidentally it can come to our contact. If we touch our face then it could do inside our body. So the best way to prevent this is by washing the hand regularly.

Avoid touching your face:
We should avoid touching our face especially the nose, eyes, and mouth because these are the ways from where the virus can go inside our body. So if the virus is contaminated on the hands and we touch our mouth, nose, or eys then the COVID-19 virus can go inside our body. It is a human tendency to touch the face after some times but we have to control this habit as COVID-19 can reach inside our body if we touch our face using infected hands.

Social distancing:
We should maintain at least 1-meter distance from anyone near to us as we are not sure if anyone is infected or not because sometimes the symptoms take time to occur.

Now the reason is that if an infected person coughs or sneezes a small quantity of liquid droplet spray from their nose or mouth may contain the virus. And if we are close enough to that person then the virus can come inside our body by breathing those droplets.

Cover your mouth and nose:
We can avoid the COVID — 19 infections by covering the nose and mouth through a mask or by using tissue paper or bent elbow during cough or sneeze. This blocks the infected liquid droplets from spreading and infecting other people.

These are some precautions that we can take to avoid the exposure to COVID-19 but still if we have the fever, difficulty in breathing, and cough then we should visit the doctor or should take consultation through telemedicine where the doctor and patient are not physically present with each other.

We should help others by providing them the adequate information regarding COVID-19 using the social media platform so that they can protect themselves from this pandemic. COVID-19 has already taken so many lives and spreading all around the world. We can help others by protecting ourselves and that can only possible if we can follow the social distancing and suggest others do the same.

One more important thing we need to keep in mind is to save water as we are washing our hands regularly. Just remember that please stop the tap when you are not using the water during hand wash so that we can avoid the unnecessary wastage of water.

BQStack has created a COVID-19 dashboard by using the most updated APIs to make everyone aware of the severity of COVID-19. You can get the stats of COVID infection all around the world as well as different countries.

In case of any query or suggestion please leave your comment. Stay safe and healthy. :)

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Anurag Srivastava

Anurag Srivastava


Author of “Mastering Kibana6.x”, “Kibana7 Quick Start Guide”, “Learning Kibana7”, &“Elasticsearch7 Quick Start Guide” books & AWS Certified Solutions Architect.