New Delhi: “Government of India is taking all necessary steps to ensure that we are prepared well to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID 19 – the Corona Virus. With active support of the people of India, we have been able to contain the spread of the Virus in our country,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chief Scout For India addressing to all the five million scouts and guides of the country and people of the nation.
“The most important factor in preventing the spread of the Virus locally is to empower the citizens with the right information and taking precautions as per the advisories being issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,” Marwah added and spoke about the precautions.
Precautions to be taken to prevent spread of infection
Frequently wash your hands (atleast for 20 sec thoroughly) with soap and running water and alcohol based hand rub after coughing and sneezing or when caring for the sick or when in contact with patient of cough and cold or in public gathering.
Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing with flexed elbow or tissue and throw the tissue into closed dustbin immediately after use.
Avoid close contact and stay home when you are experiencing cough and fever and also avoid contact with anyone who has fever or cough or maintain distance of 6 feet (2 metre) from the patient.
Avoid spiting in public and touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid direct, unprotected contact with live animals. Avoid unnecessary travel.
Seek early medical help if you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
The infection is spread by droplets organisms (size more than 5 micron) therefore, ordinary surgical mask can also give adequate protection.
Mask is not required to be worn by all, only those with respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing and fever) need to use it to protect others from getting virus. Dispose used mask properly.
“We hope that with great precautions, sincere efforts of our all medical, forces, service teams and by the grace of God soon we will be able to over come this pandemic, which we have never seen before,” prayed Dr. Marwah asked every one to stay back home and support the national cause.