COVID-19 and Food Savers
This year has seen the emergence of the Coronavirus pandemic. It has affected almost every nation of the earth, and Australia is no exception. With millions of infections recorded and thousands of death, various countries have taken action to limit the spread of the virus.
What is COVID-19?
The term COVID-19 essentially means Coronavirus Disease 2019. It refers to an illness caused by a novel coronavirus that has been named SARS-CoV-2, which means Severe Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2. Covid-19 comes from a zoonotic set of viruses which means they get transmitted from animals and people. These viruses are known to cause illnesses including severe acute respiratory syndrome, common cold, among others. COVID-19, a novel strain of coronavirus, was identified for first-time humans in 2019. It was first reported to WHO on the 31st of December in Wuhan, China.
Since January, COVID-19 has spread across most countries of the world, infecting over 60 million people and resulting in over 1.5 million deaths across the globe. This is in addition to the accompanying overburden of health facilities which has resulted in marginalised healthcare for people with other diseases. Furthermore, the disruptive nature of Coronovairus has left many economies struggling.
COVID-19 and Its Spread
You must understand how COVID-19 spreads. The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly among persons in close contact, usually within about 6 feet. It spreads by respiratory droplets that exit a person’s body through coughing, sneezing, breathing, singing or talking.
These droplets could be inhaled in close range or could land in the mouth nose or eyes of a person nearby. The droplets could also land on surfaces and the hands of persons which might then make it to one of the openings in the body, mainly through the touching of the face.
From the preceding, to protect yourself from COVID-19, you should avoid crowded places and keep and distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others. Also, you should wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
Further, you commit yourself to make use of a facemask when going outside. Avoid touching face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth. You should also stay away from sick people and avoid coming in close range with people exhibiting symptoms.
Finally, you should stay at home as much as you can and only go out when absolutely necessary. If you begin to feel any of the symptoms, do not hesitate to take a COVID-19 test and consult a medical practitioner.
COVID-19 & Restrictions
The government of Australia has taken various actions to ensure that the people of Australia can remain safe. One such action is a wide range of restriction across Australia. In turn, this has seen a wide range of our physical programs put on hold. This is to ensure that we can fully comply with the various regulations released by the government for the protection of life.