Have you been following the news lately? Then you know about the outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China.

This almost pandemic virus outbreak has killed over 1000 people in China alone, many dedicated scientist and virologist are working around the clock to create an antidote against the coronavirus.

But with the spread to other countries such as Germany, France, United States, Cambodia, Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia.

It has become more and more important that you take proactive measures against the coronavirus, especially for the elderly and people with a weak immune system.

There is never 100% guarantee that you can protect yourself and your family against the coronavirus, but it’s good to take matters into your own hands so that the virus won’t spread as fast.

To help people in China and in other countries, I have listed below the important steps you should take to give yourself a better chance of dealing with this virus.

Wear a mask

A medical grade mask is meant to reduce the spread of the virus via the airways, like coughing and sneezing. It will also act like an extra barrier that the virus has to deal with.

This is highly recommended when you live in the city, near animals, or work with other people.

Avoid physical and animal contact

You can never know for sure if the person you come in contact with has the virus or knows someone that is in contact with anyone that has traveled to and from China lately.

That is why it;s best to avoid physical contact like, handshakes, kissing, even greeting kisses are among other things to avoid. 

Just use common sense when dealing with other people.

Wash your hands regularly

It is recommended that everyone washes their hands according to the CDC at least 20 seconds with water and soap.

When you are outside please use a hand sanitiser agent every time you touch your mouth, eyes, nose, and private parts.

Never touch any of the parts mentioned above with unwashed hands in the first place.

Don’t use public restrooms

The fastest ways to catch any virus is in public or shared bathrooms, showers, and toilets.

These places are not always very hygienic and are often a breeding ground for bacteria and other viruses.

So please try to get home if you feel the bathroom urge coming up.

Treatment when infected

There are no specific treatments for the coronaviruses at the moment of writing this article. 

Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own. 

However, you can do some things to relieve your symptoms

  • take pain and fever medications (Caution: do not give Aspirin to children)
  • use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough

If you are mildly sick, you should

  • drink plenty of liquids
  • stay home and rest

If you are concerned about your symptoms, you should see your healthcare provider immediately.