Coronavirus hasn’t arrived in Ghana yet. These are the things you can to try and reduce your risk of contracting the virus.
Coronavirus has already infected more than 80,000 people and is still on the rise. The First case in Sub-Saharan Africa was recorded in Nigeria this week and more are expected if necessary measures are not put in place. Unlike developed countries that have the capacity to deal with the virus, most African countries are not prepared. A survey conducted in Kenya showed that most citizens do not even know what coronavirus is.
In Africa Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania are the most threatened by the virus. Here are some precautions you should take to stay safe during this period.
- Avoid populated public areas. The virus spreads very fast and therefore it’s important to avoid populated public areas as much as possible.
- Ensure that your hands are clean always. According to the World Health Organization, 80% of the recorded cases have been transmitted through hands. Therefore avoid handshakes. In addition, disinfect your hands several times a day.
- Cover your mouth when sneezing.
- Keep a distance of at least 2 meters between yourself and any coughing or sneezing person.
- Visit a hospital for a checkup is you have a persistent cough or notice changes in your body temperature.