The Coronavirus pandemic and the National lockdown calls for a significant change in lifestlye, Savannanews.com compiled 5 habits you must stop during this pandemic outbreak.
- Do not leave your house if you are a smoker
Smokers have a higher risk of dying from COVID-19. Most people who does from the virus suffer from lung failure. Put simple, when the virus enters your lungs via your nose, mouth or ears it multiplies by replicating itself. Your lungs become overcrowded causing difficulties in breathing. You will die because of lack of oxygen. Your lungs won’t be supplying enough. Even when put on a ventilator, you can still fail to survive the virus.
2. Avoid alcohol, bars or nightclubs
In case your local taverns do not heed the President’s call for a total shutdown, you have a responsibility to stay safe and avoid beer drinking places. First, alcohol reduces the ability of your body soldiers or immune system to fight the virus when it enters your body. Savanna News have researched and found out that alcoholics are at a higher risk of succumbing to Covid-19. Do not weaken yourself in times like these. Secondly, beer drinking places are full of people who do not practise social distancing. They talk close to one another and also spray saliva when the talk. Stay home, stay safe. You will not die by quitting alcohol at least for 3 weeks
3 .Wearing the mask in an appropriate situation
A mask must only be won when you are sick, when you enter a closed building or when you are in a place where people are not practicing social distancing. You can also wear a mask when you are meeting and talking to many people at your work place. Do not wear the mask for the fun of it. Wearing your masks increases the chances of touching your face when you feel uncomfortable and when you want to adjust it. Touching your face causes the virus attached to your hands to enter your respiratory system either through the nose, mouth or ears.
4. Forgetting to sanitize your phone frequently
Your phone could be one of the most dangerous devices during Covid-19 outbreak. It can act as a carrier of the virus between surfaces or your hands and the entry points on your head. Let’s us give an example. If you shake hands with an infected person, but receive a text message or a call, you will pull out your phone from your pocket and attend to it.
An average individual touches their phone for over a hundred times in a day. After touching your phone, you can sanitize your hands remembering that you touched someone’s hands, unknowingly that you have transferred the virus to the phone. If you put your phone on the ear, you risk letting the virus go to your respiratory system through the ear. If you touch your face after touching your phone, chances are you are transmitting the virus from your phone to your mouth or nose.
5. Biting your nails
A study conducted by Savanna News revealed that most people bite their nails when they are nervous, anxious or unsure of a certain situation. To start with, this is not the best time to keep long nails. Nails makes it difficult to thoroughly wash and sanitize your hands. Biting one’s nails exposes the mouth to the virus that is hidden between your nails and your flesh.