There are ways to decrease your probabilities of getting infected or spreading infectious diseases with the following precautionary measures:
Make it a regular practice to clean hands properly by using sanitizers and by using soap when washing. The reasons for these, soap being used when washing hands or hand sanitizers can destroy dangerous microorganisms on your hands.
Practice a safe distance of 3 feet or 1 meter away from other people. Maintaining a safe distance is protecting everyone including yourself in case someone spread droplets that might carry harmful germs through sneezes and coughs. Having a close distance from each other can cause breathing in bad microorganisms.
Do not go to crowded places. Crowded places will likely bring people close to each other. A safe distance will never be practiced in crowded places.
Concerned agencies should implement to the public to use facial masks if there is an extensive occurrence of transmission of diseases in the area and particularly where social distancing is impossible to be observed. For the reasons that, mask is a method to combat disease-causing microorganisms.
Avoid touching face especially the nose, eyes, and mouth because microorganisms from surfaces touched by hands can be transferred, and once there, it can get inside and infect your body.
See to it that you, and everyone around you practice proper hygiene to protect your respiratory system. Bend your elbow or use a tissue paper to cover your nose and mouth every time you sneeze or cough. Then, immediately place used tissue paper in the trash bin and wash hands properly or use sanitizers. By practicing proper hygiene for your respiratory system, you are protecting everyone around you from dangerous disease-causing microorganisms.
Do not leave home and isolate yourself even though symptoms are minor only like fever, headache and cough ’til you recuperate. Let somebody deliver your needs. If there is an important reason to go out, use a mask to prevent others from getting infected.
When fever is present as well as difficulty in breathing and cough, ask for medical attention by calling on the phone and never fail to do the instructions given by health authorities. Health authorities always have latest info regarding the condition in your locality.
Maintain the latest information coming from responsible agencies, like World Health Organization and the medical professionals in your area.