There are so many changes between the Holi of 2020 and this year’s festival of colors. There is a rapid spread of this virus all over the world, raising its ugly head in India as well. Last year this time, coronavirus had started becoming a scare in India. Lockdown was not yet imposed but companies had started planning work from home.
India is facing the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic with a daily increase in the number of infected people around us. It had crossed 50,000-mark three days before Holi. Here is what you should not do to keep yourself safe from Covid-19’s second wave.
What is coronavirus?
A coronavirus is a large group of viruses that can cause the common cold, influenza, and other severe respiratory problems. The Coronavirus decreases mortality rates similar to SARS and MERS. The virus shape gives it a unique name. However, coronavirus can infect both animals and humans simultaneously.
What danger does this virus pose?
Health officials around the world are treading cautiously in declaring the outbreak of pneumonia-like illness as an International Health Emergency. It is concentrated on a few parts of the world, and governments are working hard to restrict it as much as possible.
The coronavirus initially seen as an infection in the upper respiratory tract is similar to a common cold. These can vary from person to person due to prior illness or weaker immunity.
- Running nose
- Severe headache
- Cough and phlegm
- Having sore throat
- Feeling Feverish
- Feeling fatigued and vomiting sensation
- may turn to pneumonia
- may also turn to bronchitis
Cure for coronavirus
Vaccination for Coronavirus has not been found yet. Doctors are giving medication in various combinations to treat the symptoms. As yet a definite medical plan isn’t chalked out.
- the patient should be rested
- should drink sufficient water
- should avoid pollution and irritants
Precautions to be taken
- Sick patients need to be admitted and isolated as they may catch the virus easily
- Avoid patients with respiratory disease
- Avoid traveling to countries or places which have the coronavirus epicenter
- keep your hands clean
- wearing surgical masks seem to do the trick
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- try to avoid public areas which are unclean
When playing Holi make sure clean colors and clean water is used. Prevent playing in areas that are dirty and have trash all around. People with weak immunity and already sick should avoid playing Holi as the dust of colors may aggravate the situation. But playing with natural colors and playing eco-friendly Holi will not harm you in any way.
Here is what you should not do to keep yourself safe from Covid-19’s second wave:
- Don’t celebrate festivals with a huge crowd. Avoid gathering with the people who are traveling.
- Don’t leave your current place of residence to celebrate the festival in some other town.
- Avoid using public transport for travel.
- Don’t invite people from outside to celebrate the festival at your home.
- Avoid taking part in celebrations even in case of mild cold or cough.
- Avoid handshakes and hugging during celebrations.
- Do not eat anything until you have taken a shower, cleaned, and sanitized your body.
- Maintain hand hygiene attentively.