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The Importance Of Staying At Home And Following Rules During COVID-19

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According to a report on Business Insider, the coronavirus has killed at least 920 people in the US, and more than 64,000 coronavirus cases have been reported across all 50 states and Washington, DC.

As of March 25, 2020, at 11:55 PM GMT, the coronavirus Covid-19 is affecting 198 countries and territories around the world. Globally, there are 468,229 confirmed cases, 21,180 deaths, and 113,812 recovered.

Not only that. There are also other issues involving the coronavirus such as:

  • New Zealand declares a national state of emergency

  • Ireland announces a stringent new restrictions

  • Doctors complain of a lack of equipment in hard-hit Spain

  • New York is treated as a hot zone, with reported 25,665 cases as of March 24, 2020, with 210 deaths.

  • Hospitals are running out of bed and rooms to accommodate patients.

  • Health workers are working tirelessly, and some of them are also infected, needs to be monitored and quarantined.

Now, the most significant contribution we can give to the world is to follow the rules.

The rules are simple:

  1. Stay at home. Only go out if there is an important need like to buy groceries, medicines, or the need to get to the hospital. Other than that, STAY AT HOME.

  2. Proper hygiene. Wash hands properly and thoroughly with soap and water. Take a shower every time you come home from buying groceries or medicines.

  3. Proper cough etiquette. Cover your mouth or blow your nose with a disposable tissue and throw it in a bin.

  4. Disinfect your hands with hand sanitizer or 70% alcohol if there is no available soap or water near you.

Why do we have to stay at home?

Globally, our goal is to contain the virus and flatten the curve. That means we need to stop spreading the virus. And by preventing the spread of the virus, we need to stay at home and practice social distancing.

Why social distancing?

According to the CDC, the virus is thought to spread from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

That’s why we must stay at home, practice social distancing, and follow the rules. It is a severe health problem, and this is a pandemic crisis.

When you feel bored by staying at home, I’ve written some articles that will be beneficial for you at this time. From listening to our Spotify #stayathome playlists, 20 great movies you can watch, books you might want to read, how to use your time wisely, and spring cleaning.

So, when you feel that you need to just go out because you’re bored. Think of the many people who have left their families to be able to help those who are infected. They, too, have families of their own, but they left them at home to care for all of us to fight this virus. And in return, we can help them by following the rules and staying at home.


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