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ED grills Farooq Abdullah for six hours in JKCA graft case, People''s Alliance says it''s vendetta        NCW seeks explanation from Kamal Nath for his remarks against MP minister        Imran Khan incapable and clueless; betrayed people of Pakistan: Opposition leaders        Nawaz Sharif''s son-in-law arrested in Pakistan        Kerala''s Covid tally touches 3.33 lakh with 5,022 fresh cases        HC restrains Customs from arresting Sivasankar till Oct 23, suspended officer discharged from hospital        Buttler, bowlers guide RR to seven-wicket win over CSK        Punjab beat MI in second Super Over        Saina, Sindhu's biggest Graffiti in India unveiled        Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states        US polls: New Congress could have more Indian Americans to the House Advertisement        Active COVID-19 cases below 8 lakh for 2nd day in row; recovery rate 88.03 pc        Flood situation grim in parts of Telangana, Karnataka        Dalit woman gang-raped at gunpoint in UP        Army pressed into service in 4 flood-hit Karnataka dists; CM to undertake aerial survey        Pakistan pacer Umar Gul announces retirement from all forms of cricket        HDFC Bank Q2 net profit rises 16% to Rs 7,703 cr        Biden warns Trump wants to scrap health law        BJP govt has surrendered in front of criminals: Akhilesh        Rahul Gandhi, Capt Amarinder vow to force centre to revoke black farm laws        
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Dos and Don t’s Amidst Corona
 
The world is on tender hook because of the pandemic Corona. Almost all countries in the world are affected. India too is prey to Corona. Find below some points to keep our self safe.

People should avoid overcrowding in bazaars, super markets, shops, high street and so on. Door delivery should be used as much as possible. Shopping requirements should be listed and purchases should be finished at one go. The shopkeepers will have to oversee that there is no crowding, and ensure that the customers use masks, social distancing as well as the use of hand sanitizers. The shop keepers should also wear hand gloves and should follow all hygienic procedures and protocol.

Vegetables and groceries should be thoroughly washed and hands should be cleaned after touching the groceries. Touching of eyes and ears should be avoided. The reason is that there is a minimal chance of getting infected through groceries and other items. In offices the staff will have to follow the safety protocols, since they work in close contact with the other staff. Common dining room should be avoided and they should sit and eating in their respective seats, ensuring hygienic and healthy procedures. Masks, gloves and hand sanitizers should be used during the working hours.

Healthy protocols have to be followed in schools since schools and colleges are always crowded. There should be a one meter distance between the seats. Food should not be eaten in common dining areas. Masks should be mandatory. Online classes are encouraged. The students and teachers should sanitize their hands once in every two hours. Children should also avoid all out door games and activities. Indoor games and activities are encouraged. Since physical activity is a must for children, but considering the present situation it is best to avoid group games and so on.

Overcrowding should be avoided and physical distance should be maintained during religious ceremonies. People should try to pray at home itself so as to avoid infections. Since public may stand a high chance of getting infected from hospitals, people are advised to follow the protocols insisted by the hospitals. Online consultations are encouraged. People should ensure that appointments are taken to avoid overcrowding, Where as hospitals should not be avoided in case of emergency.

After the lifting of lock down people are advised to follow healthy practices. Unhealthy habits like spitting, littering should be avoided. While sneezing or coughing, use either hand kerchief or hands to avoid spreading of infection. Hand hygiene should be maintained as a practice.

Dr A.Rajalekshmi
Senior Consultant
Infectious Diseases
KIMS Hospital
Trivandrum


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