With the latest fatality hit of a 54-year-old Filipino male from Lanao del Sur with no known travel history abroad, this put the numbers up by eight and the latest to die of the coronavirus disease in the Philippines, as of March 14, the Department of Health confirms.
The current number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines now stands at 98.
World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic as the spread of COVID-19 multiplied in many countries around the world and we are still.left without a vaccine that can really fight off this infection.
For now, we must conspicuously practice social distancing and follow the communtiy quarantine guidelines implemented by the local government as our safeguard against COVID-19.
The community quarantine in Metro Manila takes effect today.
We must also practice good hygiene and limit the spread of germs by following simple steps to avoid getting in contact with the disease.
Let’s be like James Bond with a “No Time to Die” mindset in this world full of coronavirus scare because we are having none of this BS no more.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your MEN (mouth, eyes, and nose) with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick or those who were in contact with PUIs.
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. A one-arm length is adviseable in social distancing.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Self-quarantine for 14 days to fully recover from the virus
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; throw used tissues in the trash. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets and countertops.
- Avoid shaking hands with another fellow. Do fist-bumps or elbow bumps. You can also greet like Wakandans, if you like.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them – use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Wear a facemask if you are sick. You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
But please, just a reminder, NEVER EVER HOARD. Think of the other fellows who also need to buy the necessities we must have in this trying times.
Stop being assholes.
One more thing, refrain from sharing unverifiable and fake news and stories. If you must, share helpful tips instead.