Covid-19 is a disease caused by a new type of coronavirus with clinical symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose, fatigue, lethargy, sore throat, and shortness of breath. The public needs to know how to prevent the transmission of the virus so that it does not end up in Indonesia.
Coronavirus is transmitted through droplets or liquid droplets from coughing and sneezing, personal contact such as touching and shaking hands, touching objects or surfaces that contain the virus
There are five important ways to prevent the transmission of Covid-19, including firstly washing hands frequently with soap, secondly, working, studying, worshiping at home, thirdly keeping your distance and avoiding crowds, fourthly not shaking hands, fifthly wearing a mask if you are sick or have to be in a hospital. public places.
In addition, people need to increase their immunity by consuming balanced nutrition, not smoking, taking vitamin supplements if needed, exercising, getting enough rest, and controlling comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.
Not only that, cough etiquette needs to be done so as not to infect other people. The etiquette is carried out by using a mask for sick people, covering the mouth and nose with the inside of the upper arm, using a tissue and throwing it in a closed trash can, after that wash your hands with soap and running water.
Prevention of Covid-19 in public areas also needs to be done by the community.
1. In public transportation, for example, if the condition is not healthy, do not drive the vehicle and immediately check with the health facilities. For passengers who have a fever, cough or flu, wear a mask, measure temperature twice a day before and after driving.
If passengers have flu-like symptoms, it is recommended to wear a mask. If you don’t have a mask, give one.
2. In educational institutions, this is done by coordinating with the local Health Office, online learning activities, giving students various tasks so they don’t get bored at home, providing hand washing facilities using water and soap or hand sanitizer at schools, urging school residents who sick to self-isolate at home, report to the nearest health center about your condition, and clean the school.
3. Religious activities are carried out by maintaining cleanliness and the environment of places of worship, providing places for washing hands with soap with running water or hand sanitizer, religious activities through online, urging people to pay attention to information and official guidelines from the government, encouraging people to support the government’s appeal in implementing social distancing.
4. At the shopping center, it is done by checking/screening visitors for body temperature before entering the shopping area, maintaining a minimum distance of 1-2 meters from other people when shopping, postponing shopping when they are not feeling well, for business owners to provide a place for washing hands with water and soap or hand sanitizer, maintaining cleanliness and the shopping area environment.