Stop the spread: Ways to avoid coronavirus transmission
In an article published on National Geographic, Sarah Gibbens wrote, “No matter what you touch, soap and water is the best way to remove any potential coronavirus from your hands before it can lead to infection. The coronavirus does not penetrate through skin because your outermost layer is slightly acidic, which prevents most pathogens from entering the body.” “Soap works so effectively because its chemistry pries open the coronavirus’ exterior envelope and cause it to degrade. These soap molecules then trap tiny fragments of the virus, which are washed away in water. Hand sanitizers work similarly by busting apart the proteins contained in a virus.” Wear a mask if necessary and don’t touch your face The general rule of thumb when it comes to mask wearing is that, you have to if you’re sick (coronavirus-related or not) or if you’re taking care of someone who is sick.
Clean and disinfect surroundings
Devices also count as “frequently touched objects” thus it’s important to sanitize them as well. Lightly apply antimicrobial spray or alcohol on a microfiber cloth and wipe down mobile phone, tablet, laptop, and other gadgets. Don’t forget to wash their covers as well. Stay at home As much as possible, as long as your work and other responsibilities do not require you to go outside, stay at home. In fact, experts recommend to act like you have coronavirus as many of those infected may be asymptomatic or have mild symptoms—thus are unaware that they have it—but can still transmit the virus. Those who are working from the comforts of their home can set up virtual meetings, transfer work files online, save important documents through cloud storage for easy access and communication with colleagues. PLDT Home has rolled out FREE speedboost for all Fibr subscribers in Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna, and Cavite to increase the minimum speed to 25 Mbps until April 30. Be informed Stay up-to-date on the right information about COVID-19 via official sources. Share news and other reports from verified government and news agencies such as the Department of Health, National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council, and Philippine Information Agency.