Precaution of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Australia

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Sweta MaharjanNo comments

Corona Virus (COVID-19), respiratory illness is spreading quickly across the world, including Australia. WHO has officially declared the disease a pandemic as the virus continues to spread with over 200,000 confirmed cases and at least 8,000 dead. In Australia, there have been 1,709 confirmed cases and 7 died from COVID-19 as per the Department of Health, Australia.

As per the report on 23 March 2020, here is a list of confirmed cases in different locations of Australia.

 

Location

Confirmed cases

Australian Capital Territory

32

New South Wales

704

Northern Territory

4

Queensland

319

South Australia

134

Tasmania

21

Victoria

355

Western Australia

140

Total

1,709

 

As the threat becomes more widespread, some preventive guidelines should be taken to protect yourself from COVID-19.

 

Wash your hands

Yes, this is still the no. 1 way to prevent coronavirus. You should wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water–or using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol when soap and water aren't available. It's compulsory if you have been in a public place, or blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 

 

Stay home

The WHO, government, and healthcare workers are all advising people to stay home. Staying at home does not only helps you be safe but also you are saving others from spreading this virus. Especially if you're sick, stay home except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick or if you do need to leave the house, follow some basic preventative measures.

 

Boost your immune system

As per many health workers and WHO, most cases are found on older people and children below 10 age. So, that means if you can boost your immune system, you can be able to fight against the disease. So, this is the time you have to focus on all the healthy habits with daily exercise and food choices that support your health. Also, staying hydrated, minimize consuming processed food and eating enough micro-nutrients is important.

 

Stay calm

Besides maintaining your physical health, you should also take care of your mental soundness. Do not stress out in this situation rather follow different preventive measures and subscribe to healthy habits. High stress can risk your immune system as well. If you're feeling too worried about COVID-19, follow these tips from a psychotherapist to keep your nerves calm.

 

Other tips

  • Sneeze and cough into tissues or the crook of your elbow. 
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Wear a face mask if you are sick
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially people exhibiting respiratory symptoms and fever.
  • Stay home when you're sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. 

 

Read the latest announcements about COVID-19 and up-to-date advice for your situation. News and media related to COVID-19

For corona virus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia, visit australia.gov.au

 

              

 

 

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